NCDOT worker accused of sending inappropriate messages, photos to 11-year-old

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LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — A Statesville man was arrested Wednesday after detectives say he sent inappropriate messages and photos to an 11-year-old girl.

Erik Collins

Erik Collins

Erik Paul Collins, 42, is charged with one felony count each of indecent liberties with a child and disseminating obscenity to minors under the age of 13 years.

Collins, who deputies say is a heavy equipment operator for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in Salisbury, is accused of sending the inappropriate messages and photos.

Collins is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $125,000 secured bond.

Source: WSOC