Lincoln Co. man charged with sex crimes against 11-year-old child

Ricardo Miguel Magallanes (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Ricardo Miguel Magallanes (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) - A western Lincoln County man was charged with child sexual assault charges against a child he knew.

Ricardo Miguel Magallanes, 32, of Lincolnton was arrested on Friday on two felony counts of First Degree Sexual Offense, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Lincoln County Department of Social Services notified the Sheriff's Office about the incidents which occurred last week at the home of the 11 year old female victim.
Magallanes is a friend of the family.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected to be filed.

Magallanes is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

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