RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) – A 36-year-old man was arrested and charged with raping a teenager while he was living in Raeford, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office said.
Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said a detective received an incident report from Ada, Minnesota. In that report, a juvenile said her stepdad, Samuel Clement Wendt, raped and sexually assaulted her over several years while they lived in Raeford.
Following an investigation, Wendt was been charged with one count of statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14, or 15, one count of second-degree forcible sexual offense, seven counts of indecent liberties with a child, seven counts of sexual activity by a substitute parent and disseminating obscene material to a minor under 16.
Wendt received a $1 million secured bond.