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Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

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A former U.S. Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg. The Army issued a five-sentence statement Monday saying Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape and forcible sodomy, and four charges of assault and disobeying an order. Full story...
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Man who tried to rape 11-year-old heading to prison for decades

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video A Tabor City man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for trying to rape a child three years ago. Full story...
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Man accused of raping child in Wilmington arrested in Georgia

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video A man wanted by Wilmington Police for several sex crimes involving a child has been arrested in Georgia. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine faces child rape charge

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine has been arrested and accused of raping a pre-teen girl. Lt. Col. Cliff W. Gilmore said in a statement Monday that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Robert J. Myers of Union City, IN, is being held by civilian authorities in Jacksonville. Full story...
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Man accused of posing as policeman to rape child

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Police in the town of Spring Lake northwest of Fayetteville are searching for man charged with posing as a policeman who then sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl. Area media outlets report that 28-year-old Nathan Lynn Cooley of Spring Lake is charged with first degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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National attention on NC students who developed date rape detecting nail polish

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Four North Carolina State University students are getting national media attention after announcing they are developing fingernail polish that changes colors when a date rape drug is present. Full story...
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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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