Investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating a case of alleged child molestation on February 27, 2020, after receiving a complaint from a female victim under the age of 12-years-old, of inappropriate touching.

During a child forensic interview, the victim disclosed while sleeping in her residence, 38-year-old David French, of Lincoln County, had put his hand in her pants and inappropriately touched her.

Investigators learned a witness overheard a conversation between French and another person where French had said the inappropriate touching occurred.

French refused to speak with detectives.

Prosecutors charged French with First Degree Child Molestation and is currently housed in the Lincoln County Jail.  Honorable Judge Greg Allsberry set bond at $50,000 cash only with no contact with the victim, no contact with anyone under the age of 18-years-old, GPS monitoring before release and not to reside within the residence where the allegation occurred.  Other conditions of bond may apply.


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