Siler City man charged with 46 sex offenses against child

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Posted 3/19/20

A 56-year-old man from Siler City is in law enforcement custody after being arrested March 13 for a string of sexual assault allegations.

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Siler City man charged with 46 sex offenses against child

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A 56-year-old man from Siler City is in law enforcement custody after being arrested March 13 for a string of sexual assault allegations.

John Mark Ellington is facing 23 counts of statutory sexual offense with a child and 23 counts of indecent liberties with a child in relation to a February 12 report of sexual assault of a minor.

According to a Chatham County Sheriff’s Office news release, investigators found “allegations that multiple sexual assaults had occurred over the course of several years, with some of the incidents dating as far back as 2016” connected to the first report. After “additional testing and review of all available evidence,” the release stated, Ellington was charged and arrested.

He was held under a $500,000 bond with a March 30 court date in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro.

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