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DA: "She is to be commended for her bravery"

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After more than two years in the court system, a domestic sexual abuse case came to a close Thursday. A Burgaw man pleaded guilty in Pender County Superior Court to sex and weapons charges stemming from an April 14, 2012, incident at his house on Highway 52 East. All this is according to a news release from District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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Leland man charged with raping, assaulting girl; Bond now set at more than $7 million

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After appearing in court today, 22-year-old Denzel Jamal Hill's bond was set at more than $7 million. He's charged with assaulted a female friend with a cigarette lighter and then later raping her. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'This is going to happen, I’m gonna jump'; Survivor escapes from sexual predator

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videoPolice said a repeat sexual offender went looking for an unlocked unit at Ashton Townhomes on Wednesday morning. They said Clarence Jacobs Jr. found an unlocked home, and a victim. She asked not to be identified. So, for our purposes, we'll call her Jane Doe. She’s telling her story in hopes of saving someone else. Full story...
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Man, woman face charges for more than 100 sex crimes with child

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videoA Wilmington man and woman are both behind bars this morning, charged in connection to more than 100 sex crimes with a child. Full story...
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Onslow County man charged with 58 sex crimes including rape and incest

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videoBruce Edward Green faces dozens of charges including rape, incest, child abuse and indecent liberties with a child. The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said the investigation began when one of the alleged victims came forward. Then, investigators said they discovered there were many more. Full story...
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Admitted rapist sentenced to prison, deportation

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videoInvestigators in Pender County say an admitted rapist is heading to prison and then back to his home country. Pender County Sheriff's Det. John Leathearwood says Nazario Rojas Bautista pleaded guilty today to second degree rape and second degree sexual offense. Full story...
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R.A.D. comes to New Hanover County

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videoWomen can help themselves feel more secure with the help of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office. Deputies said, for the first time, the agency is teaming up with the Rape Aggression Defense System, better known as RAD, to offer self defense classes to women at the Cape Fear Community College north campus. Full story...
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911 call, dash cam reveal more about arrest of man out on bond for rape

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videoWe're learning more tonight about the arrest this week of a man accused of victimizing a woman not once, but twice since May. Deputies arrested Richard Teremaine Gore Monday. Full story...
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Prosecutors say case against accused rapist has been slow moving

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videoProsecutors 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. Full story...
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Accused kidnapper and rapist out on bond charged with attacking victim again

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videoA man accused of rape, kidnapping, and assault was out on bond when investigators say he again committed those crimes and more as he victimized the same woman. He got out of jail when a judge decreased his bond from $1 million to $50,000 plus GPS monitoring. Full story...
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Man charged with rape, strangulation on Wrightsville Beach

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videoWrightsville Beach Police charged a man with second-degree rape, assault by strangulation and assault on a female. Police say Paul Allen Smithey, 30, attacked a woman around 1:30 a.m. yesterday on the beach. Full story...
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2 Asheville baseball players accused of rape

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Two Asheville Tourists baseball players are accused of raping a woman at their apartment. Full story...
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Suspect charged in cold case rape

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videoPaul Lee Oxendine is charged with attempted first degree rape, first degree sexual offense and breaking and entering. The Sheriff's Office and SBI used DNA evidence to solve the cold case from 1996. Full story...
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Report: Alleged Pender HS rape happened in school auditorium

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videoInvestigators and school leaders are not saying much about a rape that allegedly happened on a high school campus in Pender County. But tonight we are learning more. Full story...
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Pender High student charged with statutory rape on campus

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videoDeputies in Pender County have charged a 19-year-old with raping a fellow student at Pender High School on the last day of school earlier this month, WWAY has learned. Full story...
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