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1/21/2023 3:35:00 PM
Denver Man Arrested On Child Sexual Assault Charges
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON, N.C. - On December 13, 2022 the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office received a report in connection with child sexual assault.

The reporting party informed officers that the juvenile female told her she had been sexually abused in the past. An interview was set up at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center where it was disclosed the incidents occurred beginning approximately six years ago. The victim was known by the suspect.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Detective F. Runyon charged Todd Devon Speight, 48, of Denver, N.C. with three counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult and three counts of child abuse by a sexual act on a child.

He was arrested on January 20, 2023 and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $375,000 secured bond. Speight will have a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court on January 23, 2023.



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