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Fayetteville man charged with raping 4-year-old

Posted April 9, 2009

— A Fayetteville man posted bond Thursday after being arrested on charges of raping a 4-year-old girl.

Fayetteville Police Youth Services detectives arrested James Knight, 56, of the 1300 block of Worstead Drive, on Thursday after a six-month-long investigation.

Knight was charged with first-degree rape of a child, taking indecent liberties with a child and first-degree sex offense on a child.

He was released from the Cumberland County Detention Center after posting a $10,000 unsecured bond.


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  • AFLOWERS Apr 15, 2009

    I would not get to see my 4 year old baby birl grow up... I would be in Jail. I would kill him not to mention cut it off first.... Has anyone ever seen the movie A Time to Kill. Well this is a time to kill. I hope this sicko gets everything he deserves....

  • pamslaff Apr 10, 2009

    What is this world coming to!!! How can this happen?? The magistrate should be held liable if this man rapes again!!! shameful

  • lorivalentine1 Apr 10, 2009

    mattsbeandip36 - That would not be good enough a shot in the groin might do the trick though...

  • nccrew Apr 10, 2009

    Hey, those types of bonds are the norm in Cumberland County. A while back I recall a story of a triple shooting where one died and the suspect got a $50,000 secured bond. Although secured it seems pretty low for killing one and shooting two others.
    Besides all of the recent stories about the Fayetteville PD have included complainants about LOW LOW bonds. Sadly, as some have pointed out, this animal was allowed to sign himself; an unsecured bond means no money involved.
    As for talking about the strength of the case I would tend to think that a six-month long investigation would be a pretty solid case.

  • paythepiper Apr 10, 2009

    $10,000.00 bond? Are you kidding me? People that steal a hamburger get a higher bond than that. Whats wrong with the magistrate there.

  • Drakula_I_G Apr 10, 2009

    If he's guilty, he deserves a minimum of life w/o parole.

    Why wasn't he remanded w/o bond???

  • ImBored Apr 10, 2009

    someone needs to do to him what was done to that principal

  • See Chart Apr 10, 2009

    This guy is out on bond and roaming around??

  • Ahead of the Game Apr 10, 2009

    Remember this monster's face everyone! Remember him as if it were your child. He will get what's coming to him soon enough! May God have no mercy on this sick man's soul and protect this poor little girl. I can only imagine what's going through her mind. She's not even in Kindergarten yet, but has experienced something that is devastating to adults it's happened to.

  • LizardLick Apr 10, 2009

    OMG, What is Cumberland County thinking. $10,000 unsecured bond for RAPING a 4-Year Old ... COME ON! ... He should be sent straight to Central Prison in general population with everyone knowing what he did.. That would be justice.