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Napa Man Accused of Raping, Drugging, Kidnapping 13-Year-Old Girl

The man was arrested for a number of abusive crimes, including etching his name into the victim's skin with a knife and injecting her with methamphetamine

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    A 50-year-old Napa man with a criminal past was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly drugging, raping and kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department. Christie Smith reports.

    (Published Sunday, April 2, 2017)

    A 50-year-old Napa, California, man with a criminal past was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly drugging, raping and kidnapping a 13-year-old girl, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Department.

    Authorities made the arrest after the man, who was identified as Timothy Lee Marble, called police after the girl jumped from his moving car traveling along Highway 1 in Bodega Bay, according to authorities. When officers arrived, the girl, who was covered with road rash, jumped out of nearby bushes and claimed that Marble — a convicted drug felon without a history of sexual assault offenses — sexually assaulted her.

    The ghastly string of abusive events ignited on March 30 when the girl became entangled in an argument with her mom before running away from her Napa home, according to the sheriff's department.

    The teen ended up at a Shell gas station during the early hours of March 31 when she came into contact with Marble, according to the sheriff's department. Marble convinced the teen that he would give her a ride in his pickup truck.

    Marble drove the teen to "an unknown location in the country," according to the sheriff's department. That's when the pair smoked marijuana together before Marble began to make sexual advances. The teen resisted, but Marble exerted his force. He tied the teen to a tree and sexually assaulted her, according to the sheriff's department.

    The two hopped back into Marble's car and started driving, according to the sheriff's department. Some time later, Marble pulled out a syringe and injected the teenager with methamphetamine.

    Marble also cut the girl's leg using a razor blade and a knife, according to the sheriff's department. He also etched his name into the girl's skin. That name was still on the victim's body when detectives began investigating the case.

    Before his run of criminal behavior was over, Marble managed to sexually assault the girl two more times, according to the sheriff's department.

    The victim escaped Marble's control when she dove from his truck Saturday morning. Marble tried to find the girl in the bushes and reportedly told her he was going to kill her after she failed to show herself, according to the sheriff's department.

    Marble called 911 when the girl didn't answer his demands, according to the sheriff's department. After arriving and hearing the girl's story, sheriff's deputies arrested Marble on a number of counts related to sexual acts with a minor, child abuse and kidnapping. He was transported to the Sonoma County Jail, and he was booked without bail.

    Marble is expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.

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