Bachelorette’s Lincoln Adim sentenced for assault and battery conviction

The Bachelorette contestant Lincoln Adim may have to register as a sex offender after being sentenced for “groping and assaulting an adult female.”

Is ABC doing thorough background checks on Bachelorette contestants? It looks like they totally missed the mark when they picked contestant Lincoln Adim. On Monday, he was sentenced for indecent assault and battery for a groping/assaulting a woman in 2016.

Per Reality Steve, the press secretary for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston, Massachusetts issued the statement below. He confirmed Lincoln was sentenced to one year in jail, but will serve the sentence outside of prison as long he complies with the stipulations of the court order. He may be forced to register as a sex offender.

Keep in mind, filming for The Bachelorette started in March 2018, almost two years after Lincoln’s court case started. Surely, there were records about the assault case that would come up with a simple court search?

Maybe ABC doesn’t dig that deep — another contestant is currently involved in a legal battle for beating someone up, so who knows.

Reality Steve and former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey were able to get the detail about Lincoln’s case, something that seemed to have slipped past the powers-that-be at ABC.

Here’s the statement issued by the Suffolk County DA’s office via Reality Steve.

Mr. Adim was convicted on May 21, 2018 of indecent assault and battery for groping and assaulting an adult female on a harbor cruise ship early on May 30, 2016. He was sentenced to one year in a house of correction, with that term suspended for a two-year probationary period. 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.”

Reality Steve reports that Lincoln may have to register as a sex offender, per Massachusetts State Law.

Spoiler alert

Filming for Becca’s season ended in May. Spoilers reveal that Lincoln didn’t make it to the hometown dates. 

If he did make it to the final three or four, is there a chance he would have told Becca about his legal woes? Who knows.

But, imagine her surprise if they got engaged and he had to take a quick trip to the East Coast to get sentenced for indecent assault and battery?!

I’m sure it’s stressful enough dealing with the controversy surrounding her rumored final pick.

ABC and Bachelor/ette producers need to do a better job of vetting the contestants. Last season, there were several guys with criminal and/or court records.

This season we have one guy who is getting sued for allegedly beating someone up and, now, thanks to RS and Ashley Spivey, we know that Lincoln has been convicted of a crime that may make him a registered sex offender.

Will Lincoln appear on Bachelor in Paradise or The Men Tell All? Stay tuned…