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Conetoe man charged with rape

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Dalton Bentley Whitaker

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From Staff Reports

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Conetoe man has been charged with multiple sex crimes as the result of an investigation into a young girl’s attempts to harm herself.

Dalton Bentley Whitaker, 61, was charged with three counts of statutory rape by an adult and three counts of statutory sexual offense by an adult following a rape investigation by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office, in a statement released Tuesday, said that forensic interviewers established that the victim had been forcibly raped by a family member.

Whitaker was jailed under a $1 million bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center.

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