Lincoln County statutory rape suspect found in East Tennessee


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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – Lincoln County authorities have found a man who was wanted for 10 counts of statutory rape.

Andrew Wade Beard was wanted on 10 counts of rape by an authority figure, authorities said Sept. 26.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday afternoon that Beard was captured in Hawkins County, Tenn., and would be brought back to Lincoln County to face charges.

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