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Investigation into Sexual Assault of a Child

October 3, 2018

On August 14, 2018, the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office investigated an incident involving the sexual assault of a child.

On August 16, 2018, William Joseph DeLeone, age 48, of Turkey Branch Road in Beulaville, was arrested and charged with one count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon. DeLeone was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a $20,000 secure bond.’

On September 28, 2018, William Joseph DeLeone was arrested and charged with thirty-one counts of Felony Statutory Rape of a Child, thirty-one counts of Statutory Sex Offense with a child by an adult, thirty-one counts of Indecent Liberties with a Child, and one count of Manufacturing Marijuana. DeLeone was placed in the Duplin County Jail under a one million dollar secure bond.  The investigation remains ongoing.