Lincoln County Man Charged with Child Sexual Assault


Lincolnton, NC – A Lincoln County man is facing child sexual assault charges following an investigation by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective Sergeant Dan Renn.

The investigation began when the Sheriff’s Office received a report on January 19, 2020 of inappropriate touching of a 7-year-old female who was known by the suspect.

Following the investigation, Bobby Larry Avery, Jr., 48, of Omega Lane, Iron Station, NC was arrested on April 6, 2020 on charges of statutory sex offense of a child and indecent liberties with a child.  He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate where he received a $50,000 unsecured bond.  He will have a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on April 7, 2020.

Author: Staff Writer