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19-year-old Raleigh man faces statutory rape charge

Posted May 5, 2014

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— A 19-year-old Raleigh man was charged with statutory rape for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old.

Jose Humberto Zambrano Zamora, of 8650 Neuse Landing Lane, Unit 106, remained at the Wake County jail Monday on a $50,000 bond.

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  • Brandy Lee May 9, 2014
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    You are incorrect. 16 is the legal age of consent in NC. 15 and under you are out of luck. Even two kids 14/15 yrs old could be charged, not with Statutory Rape, but certain charges do exist for those cases. Although they are rarely pursued. So a 16 yr old with a 15 yr old would qualify as statutory rape as well.

  • LastSon1981 May 8, 2014

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    Because he's 19 not a kid.

  • Cabe Merritt May 6, 2014
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    Life in prison!

  • jonrosstaylor May 6, 2014

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    Not true. The law in NC says a 13+ year old can consent, but only if the partner is within 4 years of their age. So this guy was a few months too old. Refer to NC 14-27.7A

  • Edward Levy May 6, 2014
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    jimmytowtimes...well, perhaps the key word is not the age difference, but he had sex with her. I am sure that your god-fearing parents did not have sex during the 18-14 time. AND if they did, they were not caught. Super that they have raised 5 children and many grandchildren during the 42 years of marriage. God bless all of you

  • Ginger Lynn May 6, 2014
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    a fourteen year old cannot consent, period. Welcome to the USA.

  • Tim Pearce May 6, 2014
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    It was his cousin !?!?!?!?

  • cljo May 6, 2014

    Why is this kids full address listed in the article?!?

  • Dan Abbate May 6, 2014
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    What a ridiculous law. My dad and mom were 18 and 14 when they met. I guess if he was few months older than he should of had to do prison time instead of raising a happy family of 5 with her and celebrating their 42nd wedding anniversary this year.