HICKORY, N.C. -- A Catawba County man molested a Hickory girl at her home, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff s Office.

Deputies say 30-year-old McGarrett Eugene McManus inappropriately touched a 7-year-old girl. McManus is a friend of her family. Police say it happened on or about June 15.

McManus was arrested June 29 in Knox County, Tenn. Police returned him to Lincoln County Wednesday.

He is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.

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