Hope Mills man accused of sexual assault, incest

Marcell Williams, 39 (image courtesy Cumberland County Sheriff's Office)

Authorities arrested Marcell Williams, 39, and charged him with sexually assaulting a juvenile girl.

Hope Mills police said on Dec. 10 they notified detectives that Williams was reportedly sexually assaulting a family member.

On Dec. 16, Cumberland County Sheriff's detectives arrested him in the 5300 block of Pringle Way.

Williams was charged with three counts of incest with a child 13, 14, 15 years old, three counts of statutory rape of a person who is at least six years older than the victim, and three counts of statutory sex offense against a person who is 13, 14, 15 years old.

He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail under a $10,000 bond. He appeared in court Dec. 17 where a judge increased his bond to $1,500,000. His next court appearance is Jan. 12.

Cumberland County detectives said they expect more charges will be filed.

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