ONLY ON 3: Ex-wife of accused molester speaks out

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Submitted: Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:16am
Updated: Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:13am

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– A man accused of sex crimes involving a 10-year-old girl is out of jail on a $300,000 bond.

Nathaniel Malpass is charged with several crimes including 3 counts of first degree sexual offense on a child.

Neither he nor his attorney spoke to us on the record, but someone who knows Nathanial Malpass well did speak to us tonight, his ex-wife.

She says she was married to him for almost five years and has reason to believe these allegations against him are true.

“It was just easy to not want to think the worst,” said Ms. Malpass. For her protection, she’s hiding her identity and wants to be referred to as Ms. Malpass, as she still carries his last name.

Saying she knew things weren’t right once when she caught him with two children, one of them hers, in the bath.

“I didn’t notice Nathan around the house, and so I went in to check on the girls and Nathan was in there with the girls with the door shut,” she said.

She said she confronted Malpass, and he shrugged it off. She says her marriage to Nathaniel was a roller coaster of drug induced fighting and odd, uncomfortable sexual behavior toward her, her friends, and her young daughter.

When she saw Malpass had been arrested she didn’t know what to think

“My first thought was that I’ve known for a long time that he was a danger to either other females or young children,” she said, “because he had forced himself on me previously.”

Never pressing charges, though she says, she wishes she had done things differently.

“There was something very wrong with him sexually,” Ms. Malpass said. “Like sexually he was disturbed.”

Ms. Malpass would go on to say his behavior got so out of control she left and filed for divorce.

Nathaniel Malpass is facing charges that could land him in prison for the rest of his life.

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13 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Ex-wife of accused molester speaks out"

2015 years 8 months ago

First – he is let out on a $300,000 bond – idiot judge. Secondly, she is now speaking out, knowing what he was like. I guess she didn’t tell anyone else and warn them. Thirdly – if he is found guilty, put him in jail for the rest of his life.

2015 years 8 months ago

how do you come to that conclusion?

Initial bond amount was to be $100,000.

Not so bright attorney requested a reduction in bond amount. That gave the Judge time to consider.

Increase the bond amount to $300,000.

Do you always post without thinking?

2015 years 8 months ago

Bonds are to insure that the defendant shows up for his court appearances, not as punishment. Your anger should be directed at the person who put up the bond, not the judge doing his job.

2015 years 8 months ago

If you tell anyone else to warn them the abuser can sue you for slander. If you’re the wife or girlfriend, and you try to tell law enforcement, they blow you off as a vindictive bitch.

2015 years 8 months ago

I know this woman. She does not even have 2 daughters. Good job WWAY, 2 interviews with nameless, faceless witnesses. I smell a Pulitzer

2015 years 8 months ago

For not reporting him and not protecting her daughters, this person is as guilty as he is. Scum of the earth, both of them.

2015 years 8 months ago

I agree with you, adults with first hand knowledge of sexual abuse and yet choose to do nothing are a huge part of the problem. They should be charged as accessories to the crime for not speaking out for those too young to say anything.

john James
2015 years 8 months ago

You’re absolutely right. Erica marie malpass does not have 2 daughters. She has no kids. Ive known this man since I was 10 for 27 years. Wait for the facts. Innocent until proven guilty.

2015 years 8 months ago

To john james and notacop,,

PLEASE RE READ THE ARTICLE!!! IF YOU CAN COMPREHEND IT, you will note that the MS. Malpass mentioned in the article is NOT Erica!!! It is an EX wife, not his current wife!!!So while you are correct that Erica doesn’t have children, that statement is irrelevant to the content of the article.
Now, for Ms. Malpass and any other person that has posted on the various social media about firsthand knowledge of this predator, please contact the DAs office and do what is right for yourself and more importantly for the other innocent victims. Children learn from adults. Also, children grow up to be adults themselves. Set the right example!

2015 years 8 months ago

she’s done nothing but spout off; and possibly opened herself up to later action if he is somehow found innocent.

There’s no statute of limitations for this type of crime. Within the past 45 days, a 60 some year old, in Pitt County, was convicted on activities which took place 30 years ago. In jail for the rest of his days on earth.

So, if she has actual knowledge, and wants closure on this for the sake of her children, she should step forward to the authorities and state facts which can be used in court.

Anything less would appear to be her feeble attempt to shine in the spotlight; and given the seriousness of the allegations, she failed.

2015 years 8 months ago

I agree with you totally!!! I have said the same thing. I’ve known Nathan for a long time and I have never witnessed this behavior, although, we all have sides that ppl never see. IDK if he is guilty or not, that is NOT my place to judge. I hope for the children(s) sake that it is false allegations. As far as his ex(es) go, there is a LOT of ppl that know their past as well, and maybe some of that should come forward. They are not too credible of witnesses, if you know what I mean!

2015 years 8 months ago

In order for a person to win a lawsuit for slander, they would have to prove that the other person lied. If this woman was telling things that she personally observed, then he wouldn’t have any grounds to sue.

2015 years 8 months ago

they ought to take that molestering weirdo degenerate FREAK with them old criminel tattoo’s on his neck and lock him up and throw away the key but some old libberal judge will prolly give him 20 hours of community service they ought to lock him up and throw away the key is what they ought to do, well they should bring back capital punishment is what they should do but them libber judges would never allow that b/c if u capital punished all the criminels they would be out of a job sucking down tax payers money, so they just let these weirdo criminel democrat voting FREAKS lay up in jail getting 5 square meals a day on the tax payer’s dime and free A/C and free TV and they dont have to work at ALL while normal ppl are out barly scraping by making a living and they get to lay up and not work, but some old libber judge will give him 10 hours of community servise and he won’t prolly even do that just lay up and get welfare and go around molestering kids that’s a good moohambo obomo voter for u there!!!