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Carl David Holt
courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Man Charged with Sexual Assault

A Lincoln County man has been arrested on child sexual assault charges after an investigation that began as a child abuse case.

66-year-old Carl David Holt of Magnet Lane in Stanley NC was arrested Monday (February 5) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. The investigation began in October of 2023 after the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office received a report of possible child abuse. The child abuse investigation uncovered allegations of sexual assault.

Police say, at the time of the incident, the victims in the case were juveniles and acquainted to Holt.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Detectives charged Holt and brought him to the Lincoln County magistrate’s office where warrants for four counts of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of statutory sexual offense were served. Holt was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond but was held under a no bond hold until a judge could set an additional bond. On February 6, 2024 Holt appeared before a District Court judge who set an additional $10,000 secured bond. Holt remains in jail under a total $40,000 secured bond.