Man arrested for child molestation charges

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man was arrested Friday on charges he molested a minor.

Dep. Moore with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office, says Nathaniel Malpass was charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child, three counts of first degree sexual offense on a child and three counts of assault on a child under 12. Malpass was taken to the New Hanover County Jail and placed under a secured $100,000 bond.

The mother of the victim is very worried. She says this man is her nanny’s husband. One of her children came to her complaining of being hurt. During the course of understanding what was wrong with the child, the victim’s mother was told about what Malpass is accused of doing.

She says she can’t believe all of this is happening, because she thought of Malpass as family.

“I mean he was a trusted person to our family. We considered him a part of our family,” she said.

We tried talking to Malpass at the jail, but he refused to talk. He will have his first appearance in court Monday. The family hopes his bond is raised.

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