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Fayetteville man charged in sexual assault of unconscious minor

Posted August 19, 2015

Roger Gillis Jr., of 7020 Candlewood Dr. in Fayetteville, is charged with statutory rape, first degree forcible rape, first degree kidnapping, indecent liberties and assault on a female.

A Fayetteville man was arrested Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a minor, according to police.

Roger Gillis Jr., of 7020 Candlewood Dr. in Fayetteville, is charged with statutory rape, first degree forcible rape, first degree kidnapping, indecent liberties and assault on a female.

According to police, Gillis and the victim were walking along Honeycutt Road when he covered the victim’s mouth and nose, causing her to lose consciousness. When the victim awoke, her clothes were disheveled and she reported pain and weakness in her lower body.

She was taken to Cape Fear Valley Hospital for treatment.

Gills was arrested early Wednesday and made his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon.

Gills was being held at the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $300,000 bond

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  • Wayne R Douglas III Aug 20, 2015
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    I'm quite certain that he felt as though he was entitled to this poor child.

  • Marcy Lyn Aug 20, 2015
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    This girl is lucky !

    When he gets out, his next victim won't be so lucky - he will kill the next victim so she can't report him.

    When will our Criminal Justice system do something for the victim the first time and not say sorry, we should have kept him locked up, after the second victim ?

    What are the chances she is NOT his first victim ?

  • H.D. Derrington Aug 19, 2015
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    Not so fast Steve, this behavior has no racial boundaries. I know for a fact that more people are worried about ruining a young man's future rather than holding them accountable for rape. And those same people love playing blame the victim. Minorities are prosecuted more while others are just given a second chance over and over again. So please stop trying to attract attention by spouting uneducated statements designed to take away from the fact a woman was sexually assaulted by a man.

  • Caitlin Stevens Aug 19, 2015
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    Shocked, Shocked I Tell You !

  • Trisha Davis Aug 19, 2015
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    Is castration too much to ask for people like this?

  • Wayne Boyd Aug 19, 2015
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    Thirty seconds under a surgeons knife would definitely prevent that ever occurring again. If you take him by the dog pound on Tuesday between 11 am and 2 pm SNAP will do it for free.