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Prosecutors say case against accused rapist has been slow moving

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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.

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