Cleveland Resident Charged With Child Rape

A Cleveland resident was arrested Wednesday on a half dozen sexual offense charges involving a minor.

Twenty-one year-old Markel Alexander Miles of Flat Rock Court, Garner had been under investigation for just over two months by detectives with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office before making his arrest.

On Oct. 4th authorities received a report Miles had sexually assaulted the victim over a 3 to 4 year period.  The victim was 14 when the alleged sexual assaults ended.

Miles was charged with four counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, one count of statutory sex offense with a juvenile, and one count of statutory rape.   He was confined in the Johnston County Jail where, at last report, he was still being held under a half million dollar bond.