Brother of suspect in Parkton rapes, assaults also charged
Posted December 20, 2013
Parkton, N.C. — The brother of a man charged in a series of rapes and assaults in Parkton has been arrested on similar charges in the case, authorities said Friday.
Robeson County sheriff's deputies charged Shawn Pierre Chacon, 27, of Conaster Road in Parkton, with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, robbery with a dangerous weapon, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, larceny of a motor vehicle, first-degree sex offense, felony conspiracy and second-degree sex offense.
He was being held in the Robeson County Detention Center under a $1 million bond.
Chacon's brother, Alfonso Luis Chacon, 21, of Lariat Court in Parkton, was arrested Dec. 12.
Investigators said four women were raped, and two women and two men were kidnapped and assaulted after responding to classified ads on backpage.com. All the victims came from neighboring Cumberland County to a mobile home on Lariat Court, where they were held at gunpoint and forced to drive to a secluded area along nearby Blue Road.
The adult entertainment section of backpage.com has drawn controversy. Law enforcement officials across the country say it's often used for sex trafficking. An attorney for the website said that the operators work strenuously to prevent illegal activities.