Man is charged in rape of girl

first_imgLANCASTER – A Palmdale man accused of raping a 10-year-old girl at an Antelope Valley Mall movie theater was charged Wednesday with five felonies, including rape, kidnapping and sexual assault. Marque Clark, 31, made his first court appearance Wednesday in Antelope Valley Superior Court, but the arraignment hearing at which he is formally told of the charges against him and enters a plea was put off until Oct.4. Bail was set at $5million, Los Angeles County district attorney spokeswoman Jane Robison said. The girl was raped Aug.29 after she was accosted in a movie theater hallway and forced into an empty theater, deputies said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleClark became a suspect after detectives visited his west Palmdale home to talk to his 60-year-old father, a registered sex offender convicted of molesting a girl in the mid-1980s. Detectives said the younger Clark, who resembled a man seen in mall security camera footage, failed a lie-detector test and confessed Monday night to the crime. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more