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Man accused of breaking into home, raping woman takes plea deal

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – A man accused of breaking into a single mother’s home and raping her while her son slept nearby was offered a plea agreement that would drop the rape charges.

Charles Marcum II, 47, was previously charged with two counts of rape and burglary.

Marcum is accused of raping a single mother while her child slept in the same room in July, court documents revealed.

Police arrested him after officers found him hiding in the victim’s closet.

But in court on Monday, Marcum pleaded guilty to a single residential entry charge.

If the judge accepts, the plea agreement calls for a 2-year and 183-day sentence, with one year executed behind bars.

Marcum was also issued a no-contact order.

The victim in the case agreed to the terms plea agreement.

The judge set his sentencing hearing for Dec. 2.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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