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Fuquay-Varina woman faces statutory rape charge

Posted April 11, 2009

— A Fuquay-Varina woman was arrested this week on charges that she took indecent liberties with a 14-year-old boy.

Authorities issued arrest warrants for Tangela Lavelle Griffin, in December, charging her with one count of statutory rape and one count of taking indecent liberties with a minor. The alleged offenses occurred in October, warrants indicated.

According to the North Carolina Department of Correction, Griffin, 30, was on two years' probation for attempted food stamp fraud and was listed as an absconder prior to her arrest Thursday.

She was in jail Saturday under a $1 million bond on the statutory rape charge, $30,000 on a probation violation charge and $5,000 on a charge of obtaining property by false pretenses.


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  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 13, 2009

    Come on, WRAL. I know you have rules for posts to these boards. But do I actually have to be NICE when talking about criminals? Lets be reasonable, please. If its deserved, print it.

  • jedichick Apr 13, 2009

    Disgusting. What is WRONG with people?!

  • beachbum1 Apr 13, 2009

    This is just nasty all the way around!