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Man charged in sexual assault of 13-year-old

A 53-year-old Mount Olive man faces charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.

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Robert Earl Aponick
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. — A 53-year-old Mount Olive man faces charges in the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl.

Robert Earl Aponick, of 3255 Emmaus Church Road, was charged Tuesday with second-degree rape in the alleged Oct. 18 incident. He was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $200,000 secured bond.

County detectives said that the investigation is ongoing and additional charges might be filed in the case.

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