Buncombe Co. man sentenced to prison for sex crimes against minor

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(Source: Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office)

BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A Buncombe County man was sentenced to prison for sex crimes against a minor.

According to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, William Darryl Marler, 57, was sentenced on Jan. 6 to serve 18-26 years in prison. Deputies said during the investigation, Marler was interviewed and made an admission of the sexual assault. 

Officials said the sheriff’s office charged him with:

  • One count indecent liberties with a child 
  • One count first degree statutory sex offense of a child 13 years or younger

Marler is currently in custody at the Buncombe County Detention Center.

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