Winthrop Criminal Sex Charges 11 Sep 13

A 42-year-old Winthrop man is facing criminal sexual conduct charges over accusations that he sexually abused a girl for several years, beginning when she was around 15-years-old. There were allegedly multiple incidents of abuse which occurred between the victim and Mark Kenneth Scharpe that began in 2006 and continued until just recently. The girl is currently 22-years-old. Scharpe has been charged with 2 counts of 3rd-degree criminal sexual conduct, and faces up to 15 years in prison on each count.