Update on Rossville man accused of sodomy on a child

FORT OGLETHORPE, Georgia(WDEF) – New details have emerged in the criminal case against Marshall Wilson, 60, of Rossville.

According to Fort Oglethorpe Police, Wilson sexually assaulted a girl on multiple occasions between 2008 and 2010.

Wilson is facing two counts of sodomy; two counts of molestation and one count of rape.

Both his family and Fort Oglethorpe police have confirmed that the victim is not a family member. They have also confirmed that the child was around 10-years of age when the alleged assaults began.

A relative of Wilson who asked not to be identified questions the timing of the investigation. He asked why the alleged victim would come forward now with allegations of a sexual assault as opposed to when it supposedly happened.

In response to that question, the detective handling the case put out this statement:

"It is not uncommon in many cases of child molestation that the reporting or disclosure of an incident may come months, or even years, after the incident. In child molestation cases, the child is left with the feelings of fear, intimidation, or even the possibility that the child themselves may get in trouble for the incident. The average child never ask, never tells, and may spend a lifetime keeping the secret for fear that if they did tell someone right away, that no one will believe them or be able to protect them from the molester.

Categories: Catoosa County, Crime, Local News, Walker County

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