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Sampson County man charged with sex crimes involving child

Posted November 14

Carmine Colantuono, of 1237 Merkle Road, is charged with six counts of statutory sex offense, second-degree forcible rape, statutory rape, second-degree sexual offense, crimes against nature and six counts of indecent liberties with a child.
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— A 58-year-old Clinton man has been charged with multiple sex crimes involving a child, according to the Sampson County Sheriff's Office.

Carmine Colantuono, of 1237 Merkle Road, is charged with six counts of statutory sex offense, six counts of indecent liberties with a child, second-degree forcible rape, statutory rape, second-degree sexual offense and crimes against nature.

Investigators began investigating the alleged crimes on Oct. 26, and Colantuono turned himself in on Thursday, authorities said.

Colantuono was in the Sampson County jail Monday under a $500,000 secured bond, and he is scheduled to make a first court appearance Friday.

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