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Fayetteville man charged with second-degree rape

Posted February 26, 2016

— Fayetteville police on Friday charged a man currently being held at the Cumberland County Jail with sexual assault after two different occasions in January that included the same victim.

Marcus Nathaniel Adams, 32, of the 3050 block of Candlelight Drive, was charged with second-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and attempted second-degree rape.

Authorities said Adams’ first incident occurred on Jan 3 at a 29-year-old victim’s home, and the second occurrence took place at the residence of a mutual acquaintance.

Adams is being held at the Cumberland County Jail on a probation violation for an unrelated offense under a $250,000 secured bond.

According to officials, Adams also has outstanding warrants from Harnett County for second-degree rape and second-degree sex offense.


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  • Bernadette Dan Unger Feb 27, 2016
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    And the system keeps turning them loose to rape again, and again.

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 26, 2016
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    Why, why, why was he out of jail from the previous assaults? The revolving door jail system does not work. Now he has had the opportunity to assault another victim, twice! I hope they keep him locked up