Duo charged in Lincolnton child sex case

LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Weeks after the Lincolnton County Sheriff's Office made an arrest in a child sexual assault case, authorities have arrested and charged a second suspect in connection to the case.

The Lincolnton County Sheriff's Office says Scott Allen Sherbert, 47, has been charged with two felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor stemming from incidents they say occurred between January 2005 and December 2009. Scott was arrested in late-September.

Monday, the Sheriff's Office announced they'd arrested Beverly Kistler Sherbert, 43, as part of their investigation. 

The Sheriff's Office says Beverly knew of the incidents between Scott and the juvenile victim and failed to report them; further, the Sheriff's Office says Beverly encouraged the victim to drop the charges via text message. 

Beverly is charged with felony accessory after the fact and misdemeanor obstruction of justice. 

Both Sherberts have posted bond. 

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