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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Leland man is in jail without bond accused of breaking into a home and raping a pregnant woman.

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says Joel Fernandez, 28 of Shasta Lane in Leland, broke into the home in Leland between 10 and 11 p.m. Sunday. They say once inside, Fernandez allegedly raped a woman who was three months pregnant.

Fernandez is charged with first-degree burglary, injury to real property, assault by strangulation, battery of an unborn child, second degree rape and assault on a female.

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2015 years 9 months ago

He has to tease his hair upwards just to hit the 5 ft 6 inch mark.

Raping and Assaulting a Pregnant Woman how pathetically low can you go?

Even prisoners detest your type but they will house you in a protective section with the other perverts.

I’m baffled by this choice he makes but it makes since when I listen to these rap battles between Eulogy “The Peeper” and some other losers where degrading women is part of their bravado…mmm..mmm…mmm Some Art Form….

2015 years 9 months ago

This is what we get when there are NO laws to combat illegal aliens in NC. There is currently a bill in the NC House HB786-Reclaim NC Act, that would clamp down on illegal aliens with some very serious enforcement measures however, it also contains a section that allows NC to give drivers’ licenses (permits) and state ID cards to all illegal aliens.

This bill makes no sense. Clamping down on illegals will force them to leave the state but giving them all licenses will be a GIANT national magnet for more to come.

Either you want enforcement or you want more illegals, it can’t be both.

Contact your state representative in Raleigh and let them know what YOU want!

S.A .Gibson
2015 years 9 months ago

Yes we need them to steal all the work from our own laborers. and to use up our welfare system. To rape our children. And to bring in all their coca and crystal meth. Yes we need them? Dont we???

American Patriot
2015 years 9 months ago

Deport to Mexico in a pine box.

2015 years 9 months ago

I hope he dies

Guest Reply
2015 years 9 months ago

2nd degree rape? What’s 1st degree then?
Let’s look at this scenario:
He broke into her home/raped her/assault by strangulation…and…2nd degree rape he’s charged with????
Oh…plea bargaining I didn’t figure into the mix…I guess?
3 to 5 and he’ll be free to do it again. Place your bets.

2015 years 9 months ago

You are absolutely right. His actions do rise to the charge of 1st degree rape. I hope the DA amends the charges.

On another note, he deserves to be buried under the prison.

Pastor Donald 1923486
2015 years 9 months ago

1st degree rape would require the use of a weapon.

2015 years 9 months ago

don’t worry he will walk Jon David will find a excuse not to prosecute him just like he does all the others.

2015 years 9 months ago

you are correct. Just a slap on the hand.

Unless, they plea bargain for early release.

Pop a few viagra in him.

Pop him into one of the big cat enclosures, down on Carolina Beach Road, at supper time.

If he survives a week or so of this incarceration, head him south to the Border.

2015 years 9 months ago

He needs to be clipped, snipped and have his reporductive organ removed. That’s the only thing that will stop this kind of behavior. Although he needs it, it won’t happen. He might get a week or so in jail and he’ll be right back on the street looking for the next woman to attack. Our judicial system NOT at work.

2015 years 9 months ago

Lets try this…GIVE THAT WOMAN A GUN!!!

2015 years 9 months ago

Chambered, cocked and locked! Ready for the next illegal cockroach that tries to breach her locked door!

2015 years 9 months ago

That is the sad part, you see in this country thanks to a lot of us fighting the good fight that lady had the option to have a gun in her home to protect herself with, she chose not to, lesson learned for the rest of the population, it is a god given right in this country for self defense. remember, when seconds count, cops are only minutes away.

2015 years 9 months ago

Well just look for this to become the norm instead of the rare, the fed’s ignoring illegal immigration has emboldened them and put this country in a downward spiral, kinda like a “flat spin”, not good.

Gate Keeper
2015 years 9 months ago


2015 years 9 months ago

If he strangulation resulted in the woman passng out? If so 2nd degree is all you can charge him with due to the physical incapacity of the victim. Then there’s the pregnancy itself which poses a physical incapacity.

14‑27.3. Second‑degree rape.
(a) A person is guilty of rape in the second degree if the person engages in vaginal intercourse with another person:
(1) By force and against the will of the other person; or
(2) Who is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless, and the person performing the act knows or should reasonably know the other person is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless.
(b) Any person who commits the offense defined in this section is guilty of a Class C felony.
(c) Upon conviction, a person convicted under this section has no rights to custody of or rights of inheritance from any child conceived during the commission of the rape, nor shall the person have any rights related to the child under Chapter 48 or Subchapter 1 of Chapter 7B of the General Statutes. (1979, c. 682, s. 1; 1979, 2nd Sess., c. 1316, s. 5; 1981, cc. 63, 179; 1993, c. 539, s. 1130; 1994, Ex. Sess., c. 24, s. 14(c); 2002‑159, s. 2(b); 2004‑128, s. 8.)

Of course the victim should remain anonymous so we might never know her true condition – but there was no mention of a weapon.
But strangulation? That could lead to passing out.
I just hope the victim can recover. What a nightmare for her.


2015 years 9 months ago

We need to stop the immigration of people who hate us as well as allowing illegals to live here unpunished and not deported. Call your Senator as soon as possible. We the people keep rejecting these undesirables and our “honorables” keep bringing it back to the table…WHY?!

2015 years 9 months ago

Hey, “nofaith”… after you get done sticking the pitchfork up his ayrse could I hang this monkey by the NUTS?

2015 years 9 months ago

NASTY $%#@!!. He needs to have a pitchfork rammed up his ….

Guest Reply
2015 years 9 months ago

He did…it was called his hands….”strangulation”, and that can and will kill. A good DA will work around the no weapon thing providing there’s no plea bargaining. That’s another thing that needs to be thrown out of the process…it’s depended on too much…and it let’s too many criminals out way too soon…and for to just save time????

2015 years 9 months ago

Unless of course she is a felon.
I’m not accusing her of anything and more than likely she is a law abiding citizen but we cannot make assumptions either.

Interesting when you try to get the figures associated with felony conviction rates you don’t get clear answers:
Like this:

“Let me try this another way, The state of Michigan has been tracking the number of convicted felons in the state since about 1920 by issuing a unique six-digit number to every convicted person. In 2003, that number reached 500,000. Within one year, it was at 700,000. By the end of 2005 it was nearing 900,000. Michigan rarely reissues numbers and typically only when a felon dies in custody does that number get reissued. So, the actual number of convicted felons in the state of Michigan is right around 900,000. Estimate up to the million person mark, as it is currently 2010 and the trend has only increased (a million is actually conservative), and the number of convicted persons in Michigan reaches slightly higher than 7%. Use that figure for the entire US and you get 2,450,000. I know, it doesn’t work; that number is lower than the total number incarcerated in 2004. So what does that say? The number of Americans with felony convictions is much, much greater than 7%. Figure safely that it is around 15% to 25%.”

I don’t like his math or his reasoning but you get my point.


2015 years 9 months ago

Snake crap in a wagon wheel track is a mile higher than where this scumbag rests on the evolutionary scale!

There isn’t a punishment allowed to pay this creep back for committing such a heignous crime. He needs to stand on his hands in 6ft deep “sludge” tanks at the CFPUA…for the next 75 years…with no breaks.

I likely don’t need to ask, but would love to know if he is in this country legally or not.


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