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Convicted rapist wanted in Goldsboro attack

Posted July 8, 2010

— Goldsboro police say a man wanted in a July 4 rape was recently released from prison after serving time for a 1993 rape conviction.

Jasper Devon Godwin, 40, is wanted on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary. Police said he entered through the unlocked front door of a home in northeastern Goldsboro and sexually assaulted the woman.

Godwin was convicted in 1993 of second-degree rape and shoplifting, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released in December after serving 16 years of a maximum 35-year sentence.

DOC records show that while in prison, he racked up 88 infractions, including multiple ones for a sexual act and fighting.

The North Carolina Sex Offender Registry lists Godwin's address as 1304 George St. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 177 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his right arm.

Anyone with information about Godwin's whereabouts should call Goldsboro police at 919-735-2255 or text Crime Stoppers at 919-273-6585.


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  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 8, 2010

    livelaughlove Thank you so much, I am a very strong person, it is the laws fault for not getting him, it is the people who raped me fault. I live a good life, the past hurts but I keep look for the future & I remember the past but don't let it put me down. There is only two ways to go & that is down or up & I am going up. Thank you for your kind words. It makes me happy that people will agree with me on this issue. I don't believe in excuses.

  • Daisygirlforever Jul 8, 2010

    Please, no more excuses. I am so sick of people not being accountable for their own actions!

  • Daisygirlforever Jul 8, 2010

    you have got to be kidding me.....castration for all convicted offenders; death for child rapists.

  • shann5 Jul 8, 2010

    88 infractions while in prison.....and why did he not serve the maximum???????? Lord knows he was not a model inmate!

  • livelaughlove Jul 8, 2010

    mamacubpapabear: i agree with your post and i am glad to know that you are a stronger person now...keep your head up for sure...

    and i agree with you about people making excuses for him! that is just ridiculous...even if he was raped as a child or abused did he not realize the pain it caused him? why in the world would he want to cause that pain for someone else now?? because he is a SICK person! people that do things like this have no excuse what so ever!

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 8, 2010

    If he was raped as a child it would be his fault that he raped a child or an adult. I can't believe that anyone would make any excuses for him. He needs some serious time. I am sick of seeing rapist go free like a guy Name Benjamen Cox. He got away with raping serveral girls. The Goldsoro Police Dept. & Sheriff's Dept. said that he moved out of state. Then I saw him walking in Goldsoro. He was never raped as a child and he rapes all kinds of children & adults even his own kin. So there are no exuses why someone rapes someone. If they were ever abused they shouldn't use that as an excuse. They should know right from wrong. I have to walk with abused as a child, & also a rape victim & I was raped from a small child up until I was older, & now I have found someone to keep me safe. And I live the best life I can & will never let my past get to my future. I am what I make it, the past hurts dearly. SO YOU NEED TO GET SOME HELP FOR THOSE WHO USE EXCUSES. I AM AN AMERICAN AND I WILL STAND FOR

  • fairyswearboots2 Jul 8, 2010

    he was a menace outside went to jail was a menace inside jail and for the life of me can't understand if he was raping men in jail why would he be let free AGAIN ? to Rape AGAIN ?? yes I guess so
    on a 35 year sentance he spent 16 years racking up 88 in fractions most likley on something he went to jail for RAPE and was set free to Rape again ... WE are not safe anymore as it is with these crriminals getting a slap on the wrist and Illegal criminals walking the streete praying on wemon & children - undocumented Illegals are not in the system and go by 20 diffetent names as it is making it harder for them to get caught something has to be done to keep this guy AND Illegal's who are arrested for crimes such as this in jail forver and NOT Just DEPORTED after a slap on the wrist just to get rid of the vermine..

  • working for deadbeats Jul 8, 2010

    I bet he had a bad childhood. If so, it's not his fault.

  • kbow80 Jul 8, 2010

    Gotsomesense you are so right. Drug dealers are not released but someone forcing themselves on someone else is released. This makes no sense.

  • kbow80 Jul 8, 2010

    Rapist are not rehabilitated and need to stop being released period. He should have served every single year that he was sentenced and more.