Thursday, 10 January 2019 06:16

Maiden Man Sentenced To More Than 20 Years In Sex Offense Case

L-R: Douglas Glenn Queen, Jr. and Ashley Nichole Lattimore L-R: Douglas Glenn Queen, Jr. and Ashley Nichole Lattimore Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

A Lincoln County man was sentenced to a lengthy prison term in connection with a child sexual assault case reported in September of 2018. A second suspect is also facing charges in this case.

On Wednesday (January 9), 29-year-old Douglas Glenn Queen, Jr., of Koliha Lane in Maiden appeared in Lincoln County Superior Court on charges first degree statutory sex offense, indecent liberties with a child and felony child abuse in a case prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Lydia Hoza.

Queen entered a plea of guilty to all charges and Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Forrest D. Bridges sentenced Queen to a minimum of 276 months to a maximum of 392 months, or 23 years to 32 years, eight months, in the North Carolina Prison System. When he is released from prison Queen will receive 30 months of supervised probation. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life and be subject to satellite monitoring.

Sheriff’s Detective Kelsey Harrington said the victim in the case was between the ages of one and three-years-old at the time of the offense. A permanent no contact order has also been put in place preventing Queen from ever having contact with the victim. The victim is related to Queen.

A second person, 27-year-old Ashley Nichole Lattimore, also of Koliha Lane in Maiden, is facing the same charges. She is expected to appear in Lincoln County Superior Court on Friday (January 11). Lattimore remains in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

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