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Man faces nearly 400 criminal charges for alleged rape of family members: cops

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Source: MEGA; Statesville police

Feb. 11 2022, Published 1:20 p.m. ET

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A North Carolina man faces nearly 400 charges after the alleged rape of family members, police said.

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On Feb. 7, police in Statesville, North Carolina, were notified about sex acts that happened between William Ray Clark, 52, and family members.

Police said the sex acts happened during a three-year period.

Investigators gathered various evidence, witness statements and comments from the victims during the investigation, according to Statesville police.

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This week officers arrested Clark and he was denied bond for being a danger to the public, according to Statesville police. Officers charged Clark with:

  • 74 counts of first-degree statutory rape
  • 78 counts of incest
  • 78 counts of indecent liberties
  • 74 counts of sex act by a substitute parent
  • 76 counts of statutory sex offense with a child by an adult
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Some of the charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

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Source: MEGA; Statesville police
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