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Man arrested, charged with stalking in Rainelle


RAINELLE, W. Va (WVVA)-- A man was charged on Friday with stalking a teenage girl.

Rainelle police chief JP Stevens said in a report that a complaint was filed against 39-year-old Mark Rhodes, saying he had been following a 13-year-old girl around the streets of Rainelle.

Rhodes was accused of sexually assaulting this same girl in February of last year.

According to the complaint, Rhodes would often visit the city park and try to play basketball with girls between the ages of 10 and 13, including the victim.

Rhodes is charged with stalking.

He is being held in Southern Regional Jail.

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