Lincoln County Police Charge A Man For Child Sexual Assault

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office say 30-year-old Erick Cardenas was charged with indecent liberties with a child after admitting to sexually assaulting a minor.

Cardenas, Erick Richard

Erick Cardenas

Investigators say the sexual assault was reported on October 22, 2020 after an interview with the minor at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center.

Detectives say the incident happened at a home the victim was visiting, and Cardenas and the victim did not know each other.

Cardenas was charged on November 19th and is being held under a $20,000 bond, where he will have his first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on Friday, November 20th, according to a news release.