ADDITIONAL CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES FOR LINCOLN COUNTY SEX OFFENDER

On January 23, 2019, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reported that registered sex offender 38-year-old Aaron Craig, of Silex, was charged with two counts of child molestation after a female victim under the age of 15-years-old reported to law enforcement he inappropriately touched her during a 2019 New Year’s party at his residence along the first block of Millwood Drive, in Lincoln County.

Detectives continued their investigation and learned a second female victim, under the age of 17-years-old, who also attend the New Year’s Eve party was inappropriately touched.

The victim told investigators Craig provided her with alcohol until she became intoxicated and while sitting on a couch, Craig sat next to her and put his hand down her shirt and then asked her to take her shirt off.  The victim said she started crying and told Craig to get away from her.  Craig then begged her not to tell anyone what happened.

Craig refused to speak with law enforcement about the incident.

Craig is charged with two additional Fourth Degree Child Molestation charges and two counts of Failing to Stop a Person Under 21 from Drinking Alcohol. Craig is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail under a $150,000 cash bond, with an additional bond of $50,000 cash only.  Other conditions of bond may apply.

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