13 Sex Charges Against Newport Man

Authorities in Carteret County have indicted a Newport man on 13 sex related charges. Authorities say 60 year-old Donald Ray Rhodes of Patch Drive in Newport, was originally arrested and charged back in 2004 with one count of incest of a minor. Now, after turning the case over to the district attorneys office, he now faces 13 additional sex related charges. Lawmen believe the last time the victim was sexually molested was at age 16, but believe she was sexually abused for years by Rhodes. He is being held under a half million dollar bond.