Man held for court on rape, other charges

From staff reports

A North Carolina man was held for court on all charges Wednesday in a case related to an alleged rape of a Pleasantville woman in January.

Dustin Andrew-Kyle Marshall, 22, of Mount Airy, North Carolina, will now face further court proceedings on felony counts of rape unconscious victim, sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault following his hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

A complaint filed by Franklin state police said Marshall and two other men, both 19, arrived unannounced at the Pleasantville woman’s house on the morning of Jan. 28.

Police said one of the men was dating the woman’s daughter and that the woman had only met Marshall and the men one other time. The woman told police she was uncomfortable with the men staying at her house, but allowed them to stay.

The complaint said the woman passed out after drinking with Marshall the night of Jan. 29 and woke up the next morning naked in her bed with several signs that pointed to assault. The woman’s daughter then told her Marshall had made a comment the night before that he and the woman had sex, police said.

The woman then went to the Titusville hospital where a sexual assault nurse examiner completed an exam on her, police said.

The woman’s daughter told police during a later interview that after her mother passed out, she and the two 19-year-old men left the house for about 30 minutes and left Marshall behind, the complaint said.

Police said that when the daughter returned to the house, Marshall was naked in a towel and told the daughter he had sex with her mother. When the daughter went to check on her mother, she was unable to wake her, police said.

The daughter then told Marshall to leave the house, which he eventually did with one of the other men, police said.

After leaving the home, Marshall left the state, the complaint said. Police said they made contact with Marshall’s ex-girlfriend who said Marshall called her the night of the incident and admitted to having sex with the woman twice.

Marshall was taken into custody and lodged in the Venango County jail on Feb. 12.

Marshall, who has active felony charges in Virginia, was denied bail.