Ralph Rumbolt pleads not guilty to sexual abuse charges

A Mary's Harbour man who is accused of being a sexual predator for more than 30 years pleaded not guilty to all charges in court on Wednesday.
Ralph Rumbolt, 52, of Mary's Harbour was sentenced last week to one year in jail and two years probation for sexual crimes. (Facebook)

A Mary's Harbour man who is accused of being a sexual predator for more than 30 years pleaded not guilty to all charges in court on Wednesday.

Ralph Rumbolt, 52, is facing 28 sex-related charges against young girls in his hometown of Mary's Harbour.

He was convicted in 2009 on two charges of sexual assault against a teenage girl in the town and was placed on the sex offenders registry for 10 years.

Rumbolt is now facing sex-related charges dating as far back as 1981.

All of the alleged victims were under the age of 16.

A preliminary inquiry into his case is set for Oct. 29.

Rumbolt continues to live in Mary's Harbour, a community of less than 400 people, where the alleged crimes took place.