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.