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Convicted drug dealer accused of child sex crimes in Lincoln Co.

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LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A Lincoln County man who has been convicted on drugs charges is now facing charges for inappropriately touching a young child.

According to investigators, Dwayne Bercell Sledge Jr, AKA "New York," was arrested early Friday morning.

An investigation began two weeks ago after a report was filed with the Lincolnton Police Department.  A warrant was issued on Thursday for indecent liberties with a child.

Sledge was arrested and issued a $20,500 secured bond and placed into the Lincoln County Jail.

According to investigators, Sledge has an extensive criminal history that includes convictions for selling marijuana, selling crack cocaine, resisting arrest and carrying a concealed weapon.

If anyone has any information about this case or any other criminal case or activity, please contact the Lincolnton Police Department at 704-736-8900 or Lincoln County CrimeStoppers at 704-736-8909.

Information can be made anonymously and if an arrest is made, the caller can receive up to $1,000 reward.

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