How in the world did Lincoln Adim‘s criminal history slip past The Bachelorette producers? That’s a tricky question. Lincoln, who caught Becca Kufrin‘s eye during the second week of filming after he won a wedding-themed challenge, was charged with indecent assault and battery on May 21 in Boston. The charge came from a case in 2016 where a woman reported that Lincoln had groped and grinded on her, despite the fact that she tried to push him off.

The Bachelor franchise has consistently claimed that their background checks are incredibly strict, but letting Lincoln on the show seems to contradict that. In hopes to do some damage control, Warner Bros. released this statement: “No one on The Bachelorette production had any knowledge about the incident or charges when Lincoln Aidm was cast. He himself denied ever having engaged in or having been charged with any sexual misconduct.”

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According to the arrest report obtained by Life & Style, the incident happened with an adult female on the Spirit of Boston cruise ship on May 30, 2016. Lincoln was sentenced to one year in prison, but the sentence was ultimately suspended and Lincoln was given two years probation. Plus, he was ordered to go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings every week.

Because Lincoln was charged with sexual misconduct, he was also supposed to register as a sex offender, but he filed a motion to be relieved from that. It’s unclear if he was granted that right. Lincoln’s college friend can attest to the fact that Lincoln was never the type of person to overstep his boundaries when it came to women. “He had a reputation as a partier who loved women,” the pal told Life & Style. “But, I never saw him cross a line.”

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Lincoln’s past has officially come back to haunt him and the entire world is watching. However, he’s not going to let the haters attack him as he recently put his Instagram account on private just after the news about his conviction went viral.

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