‘Bachelorette’ Contestant Lincoln Adim Convicted of Indecent Assault and Battery

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“Bachelorette” contestant Lincoln Adim was convicted of indecent assault and battery last month, before this season’s premiere.

“Mr. Adim was found guilty on May 21 of indecent assault and battery for groping and assaulting an adult female on a harbor cruise ship early on May 30, 2016,” Jake Wark of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office told TheWrap in a statement. This season of “The Bachelorette” premiered on May 28, and he’s yet to be eliminated from Becca Kufrin’s lineup of eligible bachelors.

“He was sentenced to one year in a house of correction, with that term suspended for a two-year probationary period,” the statement continued. “The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years.  If he complies with the judge’s orders, he will not have to serve out his term, but if he fails to comply with those orders or re-offends, he could be ordered to serve out the year behind bars.”

Wark added that “by law, he is expected to register as a sex offender.”

ABC and Warner Bros. TV declined to comment on the matter when contacted by TheWrap.

This isn’t the first contestant on Kufrin’s season to make headlines. Last month, Garrett Yrigoyen apologized for liking offensive Instagram posts.

“I am sorry to those who I offended, and I also take full responsibility for my ‘likes’ on Instagram that were hurtful and offensive,” the medical sales rep said on Thursday from a new Instagram account, which he said he created to start fresh. ABC confirmed that the new account is his.

“[I] am taking steps to grow, become more educated, and be a better version of myself,” he continued. “I am not perfect, and I will never be anywhere close, but now I will always be more informed and aware of what I am liking and supporting, not just on Instagram, but in life.”

“Bachelorette” blogger Reality Steve was first to report the news of Adim’s conviction.

“The Bachelorette” airs on ABC Mondays at 8 p.m.

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