Investigators with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office began investigating sexual molestation in late July of a 9-year old female in Elsberry. According to investigators, the victim identified 48-year old registered sex offender Hershel W. Brown, a friend of the family committed the crime.
The victim was visiting Brown’s residence at the time of the molestation.
During the course of the investigation, detectives learned Hershel Brown was an absconding sex offender for failing to register his residence with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
Brown was subsequently arrested and charged with First Degree Statutory Sodomy, Child Molestation and Failing to register as a Sex Offender. He is currently housed at the Lincoln County Jail under a $100,000 cash only bond.