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Ricardo Leal Tapia
courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Man Charged with Child Sex Offenses

43-year-old Ricardo Leal Tapia of Reepsville Road in Lincoln County has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives on charges of indecent liberties with a child, statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, and sexual activity by a substitute parent or guardian.

He was arrested on March 23 after Detectives responded to reports that a juvenile had allegedly been sexually assaulted by a relative. After speaking with witnesses, Tapia was arrested and charged.

Tapia was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on April 15.

The investigation is continuing. Additional charges are possible.