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Maiden man charged with sexual battery

September 14, 2011

A Maiden man has been charged with sexual battery in connection to an incident that occurred Thursday.

Floyd Benson Hicks, 61, of 4687 South Oliver’s Crossroads, Maiden, turned himself in at the Lincolnton Police Department late Monday night on a warrant issued by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office investigators.

The 15-year-old victim, whose name was not released, said she agreed to ride with the suspect on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, and they went to the Rock Springs Campground in Denver.

Hicks is accused of inappropriately touching the teenager while in one of the tents at the campground.

Hicks and the victim were not related but did know each other.

Hicks was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate on a misdemeanor sexual battery charge and released on a $2,500 secured bond.



September 21, 2011 by kmb (not verified), 3 years 35 weeks ago
Comment: 688

I have had the privilege of knowing this family for years. It disappoints me greatly to see people that have no business doing so judging any of them. This gentleman is one of the most generous, kind-hearted people I have ever had the honor of meeting. To see some ignorant person judge him, without any knowledge of the facts, sickens me. What gives you the right to make a judgment without knowing the facts OR the man? YOU should be ashamed of yourself. When the truth comes out, he will be vindicated.

Sad Day When Lies Put Someone In the Paper

September 19, 2011 by Jersey247 (not verified), 3 years 35 weeks ago
Comment: 678

Really shows the ignorance of some people calling someone a creep when they have NO idea anything about him and know NOTHING about the situation. Well let me tell you I do, have known him my whole life and he is a good christian man and I am 110% sure that he is innocent as well as I know this girl is making it up and needs serious help. Backbone you can keep your ignorant comments to yourself and when your family is going thru some kind of turmoil just know, it''s karma working it's magic. The truth will come out, of that I have no doubt.

Funny people are pointing

September 17, 2011 by WTH526 (not verified), 3 years 35 weeks ago
Comment: 673

Funny people are pointing fingers at this innocent man and trying to make him something he is not. Maybe if the pictures on facebook are exposed of her then maybe people will see. Just because shes insecure, doesn't mean she has to take other people down with her. May the truth be known.


September 14, 2011 by Backbone (not verified), 3 years 36 weeks ago
Comment: 660

.were the parents or custodians of the 15 year old child?

This creep needs to get what he deserves, but YOU DO NOT LET TEENAGE GIRLS out of your SIGHT, in this DAY AND TIME!

COme on people WAKE UP!

You're an idiot, Backbone!

September 21, 2011 by WWJD1 (not verified), 3 years 35 weeks ago
Comment: 690

You're an idiot, Backbone!

Although the typing ability that you display is elementary at best, I'm assuming that you meant to ask, "Where were the parents or custodians of the 15 year old child?"

To answer your question, simply: The 15-year-old's father helped her get onto the back of the motorcycle with Mr. Hicks and even helped adjust her helmet.

If the father cared as much 100% of the time, then he should take a look at her Facebook page. Pictures are worth a thousand words. In this case, maybe more.

Simply put, she's a white trash drama queen just looking for some attention and doesn't realize the permanent damage she's doing to a very good man.

Angry with people that judge others

September 19, 2011 by Angry with media (not verified), 3 years 35 weeks ago
Comment: 679

So I would like to know when you gained the ability to prove a man guilty. It is a shame that people like you are judging a man before he has been given a chance for the true story to come out. I think the only Creep here is you, for judging a man that you obviously know nothing about. You are correct that he needs to get what he deserves- THE TRUTH TO BE KNOWN. As we all know, the TRUTH will set a man free. Anyone that knows this man or girl and her father that are making these accusations- already knows the truth.
I hope you have an experience in your life that opens your eyes to NOT place judgement on a person based on the media trying to get a top story. You should think about that before you are so quick to judge again.
I would like to see your comments after a follow up story is done, once the truth is out.

Think before you judge

September 19, 2011 by Angry with media (not verified), 3 years 35 weeks ago
Comment: 677

Since when did you become the court of law that has the ability to prove a man guilty. Amazing how people like you judge. I hope you have an experience in your life that opens your eyes to not judge so quickly- that is before the story comes out. Better stated I think you are probably the only CREEP here. How pathetic are you to comment on articles you know nothing about.
I hate media- they never consider how they hurt a person without PROVEN EvIDENCE. They are all just trying to get a story. What a sad career.

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