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Bond Raised for Man Accused in Raleigh Rapes, Kidnappings

Posted July 4, 2007

— The bond for a man accused of raping two woman and robbing and kidnapping two others was increased by $1 million Tuesday.

A judge raised the bond of Omar Cortez Sharpe from $4.8 million to $5.8 million after police in Wilmington filed rape and robbery charges against him.

Raleigh police, arrested Sharpe, 26, of Wilmington, last Thursday in connection with a series of crimes that began with an abduction in Wilmington on June 16.

Investigators believe Sharpe kidnapped a woman from Wilmington, took her to Raleigh and raped her in a wooded area near Bonneville Court.

A week later, Sharpe allegedly kidnapped a woman from her apartment on Hylton Drive and raped her near Green Road Park.

Last week, two women reported similar incidents in which a man, identified as Sharpe, kidnapped them in shopping centers and forced them to withdraw money twice from ATMs.

Sharpe has a long criminal background that dates back nine years, having been convicted of assaulting a female, assault with a deadly weapon and larceny.

He remains in the Wake County Jail.


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  • dogeatdog Jul 5, 2007

    Why haven't they already hung the (fill in your own word here)???? I was thinking SOB.

  • lilwil Jul 5, 2007

    Good, keep raising his bond. He acted like he was the STAR...see will he be winking once he get assaulted in PRISON...then he will know how those young ladies felt. Being forced to do something against one's will while being terrorized, is NO laughing matter and it's definitely NOT having fun.

  • Rabid Wolf Jul 5, 2007

    I did learn something from Law & Order . . . .

  • Rabid Wolf Jul 5, 2007

    I think bond can be denied. The word remand should be used:


  • RYANROCCO Jul 5, 2007


  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 5, 2007

    Everytime I read an article about an arrest being made in an assault, I look on the bright side. Its another scumbag that won't be back on the streets until he is near retirement. Probably true in this case. But not true in too many cases.

  • wolfmandan Jul 5, 2007

    ZERO BOND!!!...

  • skinnycow Jul 5, 2007

    Good. No reason for bond at all. Now we all can rest a little easier knowing that he will remain behind bars. Now, just patiently waiting for justice to be served.

  • Adelinthe Jul 5, 2007

    KUDOS TO THIS JUDGE!!! Wish they were all like this.

    There's a bond because it's required by law, I believe, but am not absolutely sure.

    As for this guy, hope he goes to jail for a good long time and meets a big fat smelly guy who claims him as his "gal."

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Rabid Wolf Jul 5, 2007

    Why even have a bond?