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Fayetteville man wanted for statutory rape

Posted July 25, 2012
Updated July 26, 2012

— A Fayetteville man is wanted by police for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old.

Warrants have been issued for the arrest of Zayrain Carpenter, 37, who has been charged with statutory sex offense, crimes against nature and taking indecent liberties with a child.

Carpenter was last seen in the area of Cissna Drive without his shoes, wallet, keys or cell phone.

He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 210 pounds. He has shoulder-length dreadlocks.

Police believe he may be staying in the Cumberland-Hoke County area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-433-1851 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483- 8477.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.


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  • sneashia Jul 26, 2012

    I have lost all respect for u! May god be with ur family u messed up. How can u do that to ur step son. Ugh!

  • bluecanary Jul 25, 2012

    "Fourteen year old girl? I wonder how long she chased him before he caught her"

    That's pretty irrelevant, don't you think? He's old enough to be her father. He knows better, even if she does not. Now his lapse in judgement will get him a nice spot on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life. Maybe he'll stick to women his own age next time.

  • fayncmike Jul 25, 2012

    Fourteen year old girl? I wonder how long she chased him before he caught her?

  • cynda-ur-way Jul 25, 2012

    Thats exactly what sounds like happened. Oh if they would of just caught him on the street. That my friends would be a deterrent to thinking with the wrong head crimes.

  • SFSOLDIER Jul 25, 2012

    Sounds like the brother got caught rather short. Left his keys, wallet, cell phone behind. I bet that was a scene. If it had been my kid, they'd be carrying out the front door.