Richlands man arrested for statutory rape of 13 year-old

NEWS RELEASE

This morning the Onslow County Sheriffs Office shared in a press release the arrest of a Richland’s man for statutory rape of a 13 year-old female child.

On September 26, 2018, Onslow County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims’ Unit received information from West Virginia State Police that a sex offense on a minor had occurred in Onslow County during July 2018. The victim, a 13-year-old female, was raped while visiting relatives in Onslow County.

The perpetrator, Donald Richard Markl, was a family member of the victim. Once the investigation concluded, Markl was arrested November 30, 2018 without incident. Markl is 45-years-old and resides on Chappell Creek Ct. in Richlands.

Markl was transported to the Onslow County Detention Center, where he is being held under a $500,000 secured bond. He has his first court appearance on December 3, 2018.nyone with information about this incident may contact Onslow County Sheriff’s Office at 910-455-3113, Detective Albano at 910-989-4073, Heather_albano@onslowcountync.gov, or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273. Please refer to case 2018016066 when calling.

Crime Stoppers offers cash reward of up to $2,500 for information that is deemed of value or assistance to law enforcement. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES). Callers to Crime Stoppers may remain anonymous and never have to reveal their identity.

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