A Lincoln County man is facing child sexual assault charges in connection with a report filed in December 2019.
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Detective K. Harrington received a report on December 18, 2019, regarding the sexual assault of a juvenile female. The victim was interviewed at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center where they disclosed what took place.
Jeffrey Curtis Rikard, 50, of Lincolnton, NC was charged with statutory rape and sex act by a substitute parent. He was arrested on January 17, 2020, and taken before a Lincoln County magistrate who set bond at $80,000 secured. Rikard was released after posting a bond and has a first court appearance on January 21, 2020.