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.”