LINCOLNTON, N.C. -- Police arrested a man they say had inappropriate contact with a child.

Erik Paul Collins, 42, is charged with indecent liberties with a child and disseminating obscenity to minors.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says Collins, an equipment operator for the Department of Transportation, sent obscene photos and messages to an 11-year-old girl over the last month.

Collins does know the victim's family, according to deputies.

The suspect was arrested without incident. He was booked into jail on a $125,000 bond.

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