Franklin man charged with sex crimes

Published 10:04 am Sunday, February 13, 2022

A Franklin man was arrested Feb. 11 on nine counts related to sexual acts, with five of the counts directly referencing contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Giosafat Cataldo

A Feb. 12 Southampton County Sheriff’s Office press release stated that in January, a juvenile female reported some criminal activity to the sheriff’s office that had occurred between October 2021 and January 2022.  

The release noted that after detectives investigated the report further, warrants were obtained for multiple charges. Giosafat Cataldo, 51, of Franklin, was arrested on a charge of forcible sodomy, three charges of sexual battery and five charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor involving sexual acts.

He is being held without bond.