Prosecutors say case against accused rapist has been slow moving


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Submitted: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 10:09pm
Updated: Thu, 01/16/2014 - 1:06pm By:

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Prosecutors say it’s been difficult moving forward the case of an accused rapist who allegedly victimized the same woman again while out on bond.

Richard Gore left jail Oct. 24 after a judge reduced his bond, but prosecutors say they did not consent to the reduction from $1 million to $50,000 plus GPS monitoring.

Last year Gore was arrested for rape, kidnapping and assault after warrants say he choked his victim until she lost consciousness and he bit her fingers and nose. Gore’s bond was set at $1 million while he waited for his day in court, but months went by without his hearing. Prosecutors say this is because they were still investigating and having trouble communicating with the victim.

“In cases like this, before we really take the mark and go to the grand jury, we like to have face-to-face communication with the victims, and we were not able to get her into our office until Nov. 27,” Assistant District Attorney Cathi Radford said.

Based on his latest charges while he was out on bond, Gore is in jail under a $4 million bond.

We tried to reach Judge Sherry Prince, who granted the bond reduction, again today, but we have not hear back.

We also tried reaching out to Gore’s attorney, but he did not return our calls.

15 Comments

  • Quintin Marlowe says:

    First of all it’s more to this story that people dont know.
    This person That you are talking about has a family like she do.
    He was wrong for doing what he did and he should take responsibility
    For his actions, if he is guilty of it. But he’s not the only one. Know
    Who the victim is before you pass judgement.

  • cyber says:

    Wow! Are we to believe it is the Victim’s fault here? That her accuser was released because SHE was not available for some reason? And what of cases where there is a child victim too traumatized to speak or a deceased victim? Who do you talk to then? Investigators in the case, investigators in the DA’s office specifically for crimes of Domestic Violence, the power to subpoena and this is the BEST that you can say? “We were not able to get her into our office until Nov. 27?” How about YOU GO SEE HER?

    Simply Amazing! NOT OUR FAULT! The Jury is still out on THIS one!

  • Guest4396 says:

    If he had a history of violence and missing court, why was your daughter going with him to begin with? Seems as though victims sometimes bring problems upon themselves.

  • Guest2020 says:

    Sherry Prince cannot throw out something she never had. We have that idiot Perdue to thank for this idiot being a judge.

  • Ray Watts says:

    Don’t blame this judge Sherry. Judge Sasser is the highest judge and sets the bond policy. I believe you can Google a Wway story where he is on here talking about it claiming there is no problems that he’s aware of with his policy. There are many poor African Americans who are not treated fairly or equally in this district yet some mostly white are let out for free. Remove all of these who belittle crimes. All should be equally treated.

  • SammyDavidjr says:

    Who elected Judge Sherry Prince,

  • SammyDavidjr says:

    I think it is and she ran unopposed. Who elected Judge Sherry Prince. We did.

  • Alexis Micah says:

    These judges do not take crimes seriously nor are they consistent in their rulings at least as far as bail is concerned. For example, my daughter was run over by her boyfriend after she was beaten severely. A magistrate gave an unsecured bond for this clear-case of domestic violence. The boyfriend violated the bond and still got an unsecured bond. The end result was that we had to live in fear while my daughter and our family were left with thousands in medical bills. The boyfriend missed court and is living somewhere in SC. No justice for us. When I asked around I found that some magistrates set secured and high bonds in this or similar matters. The boyfriend had a history of violence and missing court, no stable ties to the community and family in SC and NJ. I believe Prince was judge on one of these bonds we sat in court with. When these judges throw out common sense, they too should be thrown out.

  • Guest2020 says:

    That is the judge. Bev Perdue showed just how stupid she really is by appointing this idiot. Prince was a lousy attorney. I guess her affiliation with RC got her something she surely did not deserve.

  • reno says:

    The woman Governor Bev Perdue appointed to be the next judge of Bladen, Brunswick and Columbus counties has a huge overdue tax bill. Court records obtained by WWAY show that with interest, Sherry Dew Tyler owes nearly $80,000 to the IRS. She failed to pay her taxes in 2000 and 2001, when her name was Sherry Prince. She is a law partner of Senator RC Soles. Our calls to Tyler for comment were not returned. The governor’s office sent us this statement: “The governor’s office is aware of Ms. Tyler’s situation and understands it arose from previous personal circumstances. She has assured this office that this issue will be resolved prior to her taking the oath of office.” Sherry Tyler is scheduled to be sworn in May 1.
    Is this the same judge that lowered his bail?

  • Guest2020 says:

    I wonder of the DA’s office not agreeing to the bond reduction is the same as them not agreeing to the bond reduction of the chaperon at Ft. Caswell who had the boys playing strip poker. In that case the bond was reduced from $350,000 to $20,000.

    Here is the paragraph from that article:
    “Judge Jerry Jolly approved reducing Clyde Wesley Way’s bond to $20,000 cash. Assistant District Attorney Cathy Radford said the DA’s did not agree with the bond reduction when approached last week by Way’s attorney. Instead, she said she requested a $25,000 cash bond.”–WWAY

  • Guest Vader says:

    If the “victim” does not cooperate with the police/DA, how are they supposed to build a case? As far as I am concerned, when a victim refuses to do what they can to make prosecution of a criminal possible, all charges should be dropped against the defendant. Let the courts go after other criminals where the victims are willing to work with them.

  • annoyed taxpayer says:

    So now they blame the teen victim for not prosecuting her own case? The rapist had no trouble finding her.

    I’ll never forget the fat cop in Greenville flatly refusing to file my assault complaint because he “felt sorry for my daddy” there is so much going on behind the scenes in the South.

    Why is it violent criminals like Antwan and Gore are back on the streets in minutes?

  • SurfCityTom says:

    about this is the absence of the DA. He never misses a chance to appear before the media in his aspirations to move on to higher office in Raleigh. Yet in this instance, he allows an assistant to face the music.

    He’s working harder than Brer Rabbit to avoid the tar baby.

  • guest111 says:

    Why would the victim of this crime refuse to cooperate with the police? Surely she didn’t try to say she didn’t see anything or hear anything.

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