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:

mcsoOn 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



  • 250k…..I’ve seen bails twice that for drugs or cannabis, are those charges even felonies?

  • . and I’ve seen people OR’d for Heroin. I think it is based on what they think the perp can come up with.

  • They should either release him to the victims family or lock him up and throw away the key. What a sick P.O.S.

  • a good lawyer can get ANYONE off…
    if you got the money, honey…
    american ju$tice…
    (don’t forget the “presumed innocent” part…
    just for the halibut)

  • I was a juror on a trial of a man accused of a similar crime. After a 2 week trial the jury found the man not guilty in a very short deliberation. It is not helpful to anyone to jump to conclusions before evidence is heard. That is why our justice system says “innocent til PROVEN guilty beyond a reasonable doubt”. And for the record, the accused did not have a high priced attorney. He was represented by a public defender.

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