Parker’s 2016 mugshot, courtesy of the Pitt County Detention Center.
A Broadway man will spend nearly five years in prison after pleading guilty to child molestation charges in Lee and Pitt counties, the Rant has learned.

Marcus Andrew Parker, 61, pleaded guilty last week in Lee County Superior Court to one count of indecent liberties with a child, and in August in Pitt County Superior Court to two counts of the same charge. The North Carolina Department of Correction website indicates that he was convicted in Pitt County on Aug. 3 of this year and lists his sentence as 4 years, 10 months. Documents on file at the Lee County Courthouse show his sentence for the local charges is from 16 to 29 months, and will run concurrently with the sentence in the Pitt County charges.

It’s unclear whether the victim was the same person in the Lee and Pitt County cases, although the cases are apparently linked. The Rant is not naming the victim, although court documents indicate the abuse occurred between 2014 and 2016.

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