72-Year-Old Accused of Molesting 11-Year-Old
This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On November 16th, at 8:16 AM, A Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy took a report from a family that their 11 year old daughter had possibly been molested by 72 year old Doran Wallace Lincoln, of Ukiah.
Detectives from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office became involved after the initial report was taken and conducted an investigation. During the investigation, it was learned that Lincoln, a close family friend of the victim, had molested her multiple times from September to November of 2015.
Following the investigation, Lincoln was arrested without incident at his residence and subsequently booked in the Mendocino County Jail for one count of 288(b)(1) PC [ Committing Lewd and Lascivious acts on a child under 14 years of age by means of fear or force] and two counts of 288(a) PC, [Committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14 years of age].
A Mendocino County Superior Court Judge granted a bail enhancement and Lincoln’s bail is set at $250,000.
If anyone has any information about this offense or any additional unreported offenses, please contact the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau or call the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at (707)234-2100 or go to