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Leland man sentenced to 10-12 years for rape of a child

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By Caroline Curran, Reporter

BOLIVIA—A Leland man was sentenced to 10-12 years for second-degree rape of a child and failing to register as a sex offender in Brunswick County Superior Court last week.

Marcus Terrell Golston, 37, of 3719 Blue Banks Loop Road, Leland, pleaded guilty to second-degree rape of a child and failure to register as a sex offender Wednesday, Jan. 21.

According to assistant district attorney Meredith Everhart, Superior Court Judge Ola Lewis sentenced Golston to 10-12 years in prison for both charges to run consecutively.

According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, Golston was admitted to the Craven Correctional Institute on Jan. 23.

In addition to the 10-12-year-sentence, Everhart said Golston must register as a sex offender after he is released from prison. Wherever he moves when he is released from prison, Golston must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life, she said.

Golston will also be monitored via GPS satellite after he is released, Everhart said.

In March 2007, Golston was charged with three counts of first-degree rape of a child. During the investigation of those charges, investigators determined Golston had failed to register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to indecent liberties with a child while serving in the military, Everhart said.

Golston served seven years in prison for the indecent liberties charge in Fort Leavenworth, Kan.