$1 Million Bond Set For Child Rape Suspect

A 58 year-old man was arrested Monday and jailed under a $1 million bond.

Robert Theodore Sigler of Baptist Chapel Road, Godwin was arrested Monday by investigators with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office and US Army Military Police at Simmons Army Field in Cumberland County where he worked as a civilian contractor.

Sigler is charged with four counts of statutory rape, two counts of statutory sexual offense, two counts of sodomy, and 7 counts of taking indecent liberties with a child.  He will make his initial court appearance on Friday in Clinton.

The charges stem from an investigation that began in November 2017 based upon incidents in 2016 and 2017 involving a 12 year-old child.

Sigler had been free on bail since a April 20th arrest where he was charged with one count of indecent liberties with a child and two counts of the sexual exploitation of a minor.  Since the arrest, additional evidence was developed leading to more charges against Sigler.