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Lincoln Co. man sentenced on child sex charges

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Eddy Shane Heavner (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office) Eddy Shane Heavner (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Lincoln County Superior Court jury sentenced a Crouse man to a minimum of 180 months in prison in connection with the sexual assault of a young girl in January of 2012.

Eddy Shane Heavner, 35, of Crouse was convicted of Statutory Rape, Statutory Sexual Offense, and Taking Indecent Liberties with a Minor, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

The Superior Court judge sentenced Heavner to no less than 180 months to a maximum of 276 months in prison.

He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on Friday then transported to the Department of Corrections Central Prison in Raleigh on Saturday.

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