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Granville County man charged with sexual assault of 3-year-old

Posted August 6, 2015

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— A 25-year-old Granville County man was in the Wake County jail under a $1 million bond Thursday after being charged with sexually assaulting a 3-year-old.

Jonathan Anthony Marsalo, of 224 Orkney Road, Stem, is charged with one count of felony sexual offense with a child and one count of felony indecent liberties with a child.

Investigators from the Apex Police Department say the crimes were allegedly committed between March 1 and June 23.

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  • Belle Boyd Aug 6, 2015
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    I would like someone to answer this question for me: What makes someone do this to a child? Seriously what makes someone get "aroused" by a 3 yr old or any child for that matter (under 16)?
    I can understand for adults to do it to other adults for power, dominance, etc. , but what do you get out of hurting a child, especially ones that doesn't know what is going on?

  • Belle Boyd Aug 6, 2015
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    I know he is innocent until proven guilty, but come on. A 3 yr old. That is pretty sick. That is why I said that.
    You don't get charged with something like this unless there is pretty good evidence against you or someone just wants to frame you. That is why I added that to my comment.

  • Stephen Believable Aug 6, 2015
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    Allegedly. He allegedly sexually assaulted 3 year old. Currently, he is innocent. It doesn't matter if there is incriminating evidence in some, most, or all cases like this. Dude hasn't been found guilty yet... but I bet he's being treated like he is by pretty much everyone.
    Gotta love the witch trial mentality.

  • Erika Phipps Aug 6, 2015
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    If he is guilty, I hope the judge and DA in this case are more reasonable than the Franklin County ones who put Ryan Rashad Reynolds on 5 year probation for assaulting a 4yo! AND that he goes into the general population in prison.

  • Belle Boyd Aug 6, 2015
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    You do realize that he sexually assaulted a 3 yr old...a 3 year old. A 25 yr old messing with a 3 yr old. There is a HUGE problem with that.

    Now in most cases nobody comes up with an accusation like that without some incriminating evidence. Sometimes the person accusing just wants the person to be blamed (frame him), but that is rare.

  • Richard Mackey Aug 6, 2015
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    IF he's guilty then 'cut it off' is appropriate. For these types of convicted sexual predators they should have forced impotence

  • Burnin Stick Aug 6, 2015
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    Headline reads "Granville County man..." Man? Come on now

  • Djofraleigh Anderson Aug 6, 2015
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    Let's have some more info, and a trial, before "cutting it off."

    Readers would like to know why he was around the boy or girl, who he was to the family, and if guilty, what is society to do about avoiding crimes against children?

  • Belle Boyd Aug 6, 2015
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    Sickening.