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Wendell Man Charged in Child Sex Case

Posted December 23, 2006

— A Wendell man was arrested Saturday on sex charges involving a child and ordered held in lieu of $2 million bail, authorities said.

Wendell police charged Mark Officer, 36, with first-degree statutory rape and three counts of sexual offense with a girl under the age of 13. Police said the alleged incidents took place between 2003 and 2005.

No details of the charges were made public.

Officer was arraigned before a Wake County magistrate, who set bail.

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  • saveourchildren Feb 21, 2007

    This man is very sick, he hurt a little girl, this man should never have the chance to hurt another kid again. I hope he hasn't hurt more children in the wendell area. He was known to play with all the child in the area. He even baby set for the people who lived across the street. They also had small children, ages 5 to 9 years old. Please follow this story, to make sure this man is put away for a long time. Please continue to post your reviews, let the family know they have your support.

  • erstamey Dec 24, 2006

    its a good thing he didnt do anything to my kid
    you wouldn`t have to worry about paying for his court cost or prison time , because he would be mine!

  • lltw3 Dec 24, 2006

    Child molestation should be a Capital crime with a death sentence. The molester killed the innocence of a child and that should not be over looked.

  • mom2threecld Dec 24, 2006

    Men who do this should HAVE to be castrated automatically and serve life in prison. our justice system doesn't do justice to the victim, only the criminal. It seems the only way anyone ever really serves time is armed bank robbery. our system sucks... stealing money carrys a heavier penality than what people are doing to human life.

  • ladypoetsteph Dec 24, 2006

    Anything dealing with actions of a child to me is the worst offence. How can a man of thirty-six sexual abuse a child that could be the age of his daughter? Or even a man old enough to be the childs grandfather. That's just sick in my book. There is no excuse good enough to condone an act like that.

  • narck9 Dec 23, 2006

    What a LOSER!!! Hopefully the judicial system will not fail the child he molested. I hope he rots in prison.