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Durham 16-year-old jailed on rape charge

Posted January 28, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015

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— Authorities have charged a 16-year-old from Durham with first-degree rape in connection with a Dec. 9 case in which he is accused of choking the alleged victim with her scarf.

Anthony Perry, of 3 Chintelly Court, also faces charges of first-degree sexual offense, assault by strangulation, assault by strangulation and two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

An arrest warrant for Perry does not list the age of the victim.

Perry is a student at Southern High School, and a spokeswoman for the school district said the crime allegedly happened on school property.

Durham Public Schools Superintendent Bert L'Homme said in a statement that the school is cooperating with police on the matter.

"It troubles me deeply to hear of these very serious allegations against one of our students. I understand that law enforcement were notified almost immediately after the alleged incident took place, and we are, of course, doing anything we can to support their investigation," he said. "Southern takes pride in being a place of learning and community, so any allegations such as this will be swiftly addressed."

Perry, who was arrested Monday, was being held Wednesday under a $500,000 bond at the Durham County Detention Center.

Parents of students at Southern High School were made aware of the charges this week after Perry's arrest, a school spokeswoman said.

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  • gmommaopinion Jan 29, 2015

    Parents teach their children, but when they become middle age or high schoolers some simply do not listen, thinking they know more than the parent. When the are behind bars, they become scared and wish they had listen.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 29, 2015

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    Nice dodge on the actual comment...that the poor & uneducated increases one's propensity to commit violent crime. How many 1% ers do you see committing violence? Or, just look at the town of Cary...where higher household income/education = less violent crime.

    When people can say that they "don't care how someone was raised", that's code for "I don't want to hear something that might make me think."

    But, what we become, is based mostly on our childhood years: our motivation...our expectation...our outlook...our sense of fairness...our "common" sense...etc.

  • gmommaopinion Jan 29, 2015

    16 years old and now he has ruin his life. What was he thinking? He was not, obviously.

  • Ginger Lynn Jan 29, 2015
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    Yes and the creeps trying to grab children in precious Wake Forest. News Flash...All crime is not in Durham. But feel free to keep your blinders on.

  • laceybcarpenter2u Jan 28, 2015

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    Are you privy to information that the rest of us aren't? Who said this kid was black?

  • JohnnyVoodoo Jan 28, 2015

    This young animal will pay dearly for his predatory actions once he gets into GP within the walls of prison. Once inside, other inmates will take on the ..."it could've been my sister, mother, or girlfriend that you did that to" type of mentality, and he'll wish he never even thought about committing a crime such as this.

  • Phyxius1 Jan 28, 2015

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    Kind of like all the sexual predators/child pornography people being caught in Cary by the CPD? Blaming Durham for this is pushing it seeing the stories of the same with teachers and students hitting the news all over US lately also.

  • THD Jan 28, 2015

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    Where are you?

    If you are going to throw stones then represent your town.

  • THD Jan 28, 2015

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    Where are you?

    Durham has nothing to do with it.

  • Naysayer Jan 28, 2015

    Ah Durham, you never cease to disappoint.

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