Williamston man charged with sexual offense, murder of infant child

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WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (WNCT) – A Williamston man charged with first-degree sexual offense and murder in the death of his 10-month-old child is set to make a first appearance Wednesday in Martin County District Court.

The Williamston Police Department said EMS and officers were dispatched to 214 Henderson Street in Williamston in reference to an infant who was unresponsive in the home at about 8:20 a.m. on Sunday. The child was transported to Martin General Hospital and pronounced dead.

Williamston police said the child’s father, Ricky Roberson, was developed as a suspect and late on Monday was charged with murder and first-degree sexual offense related to the death of the child.

Roberson is being held in the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under no bond.

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