Man Faces Statutory Rape Charges

Stanley-Spencer-FiA Godwin man remains in the Sampson County Detention Center following his arrest Thursday afternoon on statutory rape charges.

Stanley Spencer, 40, was charged with statutory rape of a child under the age of 15, incest with a child over the age of six and indecent liberties with a child.

According to Sampson County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Marcus Smith, Mr. Spencer turned himself to authorities at the magistrates office.

The charges stem from an initial complaint  received by the Sampson County Department of Social Services on May 31st alleging sexual misconduct with a 13-year-old female.

A joint investigation with DSS and law enforcement officials was launched and enough probable cause was established to charge Mr. Spencer.

Mr. Spencer remains jailed on a $250,000 secured bond.  — Dunn Daily Record Story