One of Becca Kufrin's Guys on 'The Bachelorette' Has to Register as a Sex Offender

Becca Kufrin Bachelorette
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It's probably safe to say that Lincoln doesn't end up being Becca Kufrin's final pick on The Bachelorette. Contestant Lincoln Adin hasn't been eliminated this season yet, but considering that he was just convicted of sexual assault days before this season started airing, we're going to go ahead and hope that he and Becca aren't engaged right now. 

  • Adin was convicted for the 2016 incident of indecent assault and battery just days before Becca's season began airing on Memorial Day.

    Lincoln Adim Bachelorette
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    He was found guilty on May 21 of groping and assaulting an adult woman on a harbor cruise ship on May 30, 2016. Press Secretary Jake Wark of the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office told PEOPLE magazine that he was sentenced to a year in a house of correction, but that it was suspended for a two-year probationary period instead. 

    "The judge ordered him to stay away from the victim and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week during those two years," revealed Wark. "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. By law, he is expected to register as a sex offender."

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  • Geez -- didn't anyone do a background check before casting Lincoln on the show?

    Becca Kufrin, Lincoln Adin
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    This is the sort of thing we'd hope that producers would find before parading someone in front of another person as a potential love interest. And it isn't like this was a minor traffic violation or something -- he has to register as a sex offender after being convicted of assaulting a woman.

    Granted, the conviction came after the season was filmed, but maybe there could be a rule on not casting people with pending sexual assault charges against them. Just a thought. 

  • Mostly we just feel bad for Becca.

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    Hasn't she been through enough already in the love department? She got dumped by Arie Luyendyk Jr., who decided that he'd really rather be with Lauren Burnham, and even early on this season, she somehow got involved in a love triangle with her friend Tia Booth's ex. It turns out that one of Lincoln's competitor's, Colton Underwood, dated Tia just before being officially cast on The Bachelorette.

  • It's going to be interesting to see if this comes up on the show at all, and especially interesting to hear what Lincoln has to say for himself on the Men Tell All special this season. 

    Lincoln Adin
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    A charge of sexual assault in a pending case is probably something you want to run by a woman you're considering making your wife before things get too far. 

    Honestly, we just hope that Becca is somewhere FaceTiming with her fiance right now, laughing about dodging the Lincoln bullet.