A Lincoln County teen has been charged with a sexual assault involving a juvenile female.
Detective J. Talbot arrested Benjamin Grant Cash, 19, of Oaklin Lane, Lincolnton, on Thursday (April 29th) in connection with the alleged incident. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report on February 24, 2021 of a sexual assault that was said to have occurred between June 1, 2020 and August 1, 2020.
The juvenile female, who was known to the suspect, was interviewed at the Lincoln County Child Advocacy Center where she told about the incidents. Following further investigation Detective Talbot charged Cash with felony second degree forcible rape.
Cash was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.