Columbus Man Wanted for Sexually Assaulting 8-Year-Old Niece

COLUMBUS – A Columbus man is wanted by local authorities on charges he is facing for allegedly sexually assaulting his niece.

Court documents say 38-year-old Marlon Rodriguez of Columbus is wanted for 1st and 3rd degree sexual assault of a child, class 1B and 3A felonies. According to the affidavit the charges stem from multiple incidents were Rodriguez’s niece says he sexually assaulted her.  The niece was believed to be 8-years-old when the sexual assault incidents occurred, and the incidents were reported to Columbus Police back in April of 2016.

The sexual assaults allegedly took place at his and another family member’s residence, but the court documents state that at both places no other family members were aware that the assaults were taking place.  A warrant is currently active for the arrest of Rodriguez who is facing the charges in Platte County.

Rodriguez is 5’6″ tall and weighs 170 pounds with brown eyes and black hair, according to court records. If you see Rodriguez, local authorities encourage you to contact them. The Columbus Police Department can be reached at 402-564-3201, the Platte County Sheriff’s Department can be reached at 402-564-3229, or you can call Crimestoppers at 402-563-4000.