Lincoln County man arrested on child sexual assault charges

Deputies arrested Todd Devon Speight on Friday.
Todd Devon Speight
Todd Devon Speight(Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 3:19 PM EST
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DENVER, N.C. (WBTV) - A Lincoln County man was arrested on Friday after he allegedly sexually assaulted a girl multiple times over the past six years.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said that they first received a report of the alleged incidents on Dec. 13, 2022, and set up an interview with the victim.

Investigators found that the victim and suspect, identified as 48-year-old Todd Devon Speight, knew each other.

Speight is charged with three counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and three counts of child abuse by a sexual act on a child.

He was arrested and taken to the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center, where he is being held under a $375,000 secured bond.

Speight will have a first court appearance on Monday, Jan. 23.

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