ROCKINGHAM — An Anson County man is facing felony child sex crime charges for alleged incidents that happened more than a decade ago.
Anthony Paul Marino, 41, of Wadesboro, is accused of sexually abusing a child under the age of 13 and committing a “lewd and lascivious act” upon the body of the victim, according arrest warrants.
Warrants show the alleged acts took place between Jan. 1, 2004 and Dec. 31, 2006.
Marino was arrested Monday afternoon and booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $200,000 secured bond. He is charged with two felony counts each of first-degree rape of a child and taking indecent liberties with a child.
He is scheduled to appear in Richmond County District Court on May 18.
Records with the North Carolina Court System and N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Marino has no other pending charges or past criminal convictions in the state.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.