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Child assault case investigated by LPD

December 13, 2017


Lumberton police have been investigating a case regarding the possible sexual assault of a child.  Police say they were notified that the child had a sexual encounter with a 24-year-old man.


LPD says through their investigation, they found evidence that corroborated the victim’s statements.  The suspect was brought in and gave a full confession, police say.


The suspect was identified as Mark Frank Roethel, 24 years old.  He has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child which is a first degree felony.


Chief Danny Sullins says “The investigators did a really good job.  The victim was very brave in cooperating with detectives.”

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