19-year-old Newport Resident Arrested for Sex Abuse Of 11 Year Old


The Newport Police Department was alerted to a reported rape and sex abuse of an 11-year-old Lincoln County resident that occurred on December 8th, 2019.


An investigation was conducted and the victim was able to identify the suspect as 19-year-old Caleb Colgan of Newport.


Colgan was interviewed at his residence in Newport on December 10th and confirmed that the sexual assault occurred. Colgan was arrested and lodged at the Lincoln County Jail.


On December 17th, Colgan was indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on charges of:

Rape 1

Sex Abuse 1 x3

Sodomy 1 x2

Strangulation x2

Unlawful Sexual Penetration I x2

Luring a Minor


During the investigation, Detective’s learned Colgan may have had contact with additional juveniles. If anyone knows of inappropriate contact with Colgan, please contact Det. Mitch France at the Newport Police Department.

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