Man serving yearslong sentence for rape faces new child sex offense charges

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Marcus Golston
Marcus Golston. Photo from NCDOC.

A man convicted of raping a young girl in 2008 faces new child sex offense charges in connection with a second female victim.

Marcus Terrell Golston, 43, of Leland, made his first appearance Thursday in New Hanover County District Court on charges of indecent liberties with a child and first-degree sex offense of a child, according to Assistant District Attorney Lance Oehrlein. The defendant was appointed an attorney from the public defender’s office.

Investigators with the Wilmington Police Department filed the charges on Nov. 20. According to the arrest warrant, Golston is charged with having sexual intercourse with a female child, who at the time the assaults began was younger than 6 years old. The offense dates range from January 2005 to December 2006.

According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay,  the victim was assaulted in Wilmington and is not the same child or related to another child victim, whom Golston was convicted of sexually assaulting in Brunswick County.

According to jail records, Golston was brought to the New Hanover County Jail on Thursday through the N.C. Department of Corrections. Prison records show he has been serving a 9 year and 2 month prison sentence on convictions of second-degree rape and failing to register as a sex offender.

The second-degree rape occurred in February 2007, according to prison records. Arrest records indicate Golston was charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl. Golston was convicted of both charges in Brunswick County on July 21, 2008. He is projected to be released from prison in March 2016.

Golston is being held at the New Hanover County Jail without bond. He is scheduled for his next appearance in New Hanover County District Court on Dec. 17.