LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Lincoln County man is in jail after deputies say he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl.
According to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, detectives received a tip on March 16 that a 4-year-old was sexually assaulted. The victim, who police say is related to the suspect, told investigators of the assault during an interview.
Luther Andrew Osborne, 31, of Cherryville, was arrested Thursday after taking a polygraph test and interviewing with detectives Wednesday. He was charged with one felony count of indecent liberties with a child and one felony count of statutory sex offense with a child under 13 years old by an adult.
Deputies say the incident occurred between March 3 and March 5 while Osborne was living in Iron Station. He is being held under a $40,000 bond.