Onslow County man charged with statutory rape of 13-year-old girl

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A man is in jail after deputies say he raped a young teenaged girl when she was visiting the state this summer.

Donald Markl, of Richlands, is charged with statutory rape of a child.

Onslow County deputies say on September 26th they were notified by West Virginia State Police that a 13-year-old was a victim of a sexual offense that happened in July.

Deputies say the 45-year-old Markl knew the victim and he was arrested Friday.

His first appearance is today and the man is being held on a $500,000 secured bond.