LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office arrested a 72-year-old man on child sex charges on Monday.

Rex Randolph Beaver, of Lincolnton, is charged with one felony count each of first degree sexual assault of a victim younger than 13 and indecent liberties with a child.

Investigators say the incidents occurred between the first of November and December 8. When questioned, authorities say Beaver confessed to the crimes.

Beaver is held in the Haven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $250,000 bond.

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