Lincoln Adim, a contestant on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, was convicted of indecent assault and battery on May 21, just days before the show premiered.
The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office told former Bachelor contestant Ashley Spivey that Adim, who has not yet been eliminated through episode 4, groped and assaulted an “adult female” in May 2016 — a full two years before The Bachelorette aired — and was ultimately given two years probation.
I hope everyone will take the time to read @RealitySteve’s column today. I am honestly horrified that Lincoln, who was charged with indecent assault and battery, was allowed to go on the show. I do not understand how a serious crime like this was missed during background checks
— Ashley Spivey (@AshleySpivey) June 13, 2018
“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 attorney’s office stated, adding that should Adim break his probation, he could be sentenced to jail.
“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.”