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Garner man accused of statutory rape

Posted April 16, 2012
Updated April 17, 2012

— A Garner man was arrested over the weekend on a charge of statutory rape involving a 14-year-old girl.

Joshua Vanpatrick Haley, 27, was in the Wake County jail Monday afternoon on a $2.5 million bond.

Prosecutors said during a first court appearance Monday morning that the alleged victim in the case had been threatened in person and by phone to drop the charges.

Haley said through his attorney, however, that he didn't do it and that he didn't tell anyone else to do it either.

At the time of the alleged crime, Haley was out of jail on bond and under house arrest on other charges, including two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, a felony assault charge and two drug-related charges.

In 2008, he was accused of kidnapping a woman from a Cary home.

Haley has 18 convictions dating to 2003, including carrying a concealed weapon, breaking and entering and dealing drugs, according to state Department of Adult Correction. He has served two jail sentences totaling one year.


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  • babyphat08b Apr 19, 2012

    Everyone who knows this man knows that he is not capable of doing anything like this. He is innocent until proven guilty which will not be the case because everything that's being said about this whole situation is lies.

  • ladysaint12 Apr 18, 2012

    All of these allegations are false and he wouldn't do anything like this. The truth will come out eventually, these are some charges and it's ruining his life.

  • mocca1001 Apr 17, 2012

    Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I'm gald that the judges and juries are required to hear the facts before passing judgement. There is a difference between being charged and convicted.

  • mtwbell2 Apr 17, 2012

    If the NC justice system does not deal with this career, sociopathic criminal adequately this time, you will see his mug on the news in a few years after a rape and murder.

  • Gnathostomata Apr 17, 2012

    Crimes against children should be mandatory life without parole. How much longer are citizens going to allow these career criminals to prowl around and destroy lives of decent people? Put him away, or put away the judges that slap their wrists and turn them loose. Or, just send him to my door....

  • fl0werp0wered Apr 17, 2012

    This state needs Three Strikes

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  • Glass Half Full Apr 17, 2012

    If anyone is a perfect candidate for lifelong incarceration, it's this guy. Lock him up and throw away the key - and, yes, I know that's wishful thinking on my part.

  • trueblue0100 Apr 17, 2012

    It is not just NC....the entire country (thanks mostly to liberal whinners) refuses to actually punish criminals making it harder to continue to be law abiding citizens...ncouterbanks69

    It's funny how SOME of you people want to blame everything on the liberals, but you SAME people sat on your keesters for 8 years while the conservative right was taking this country to hell in a hand basket. Your ignorance is amazing!

  • voip Apr 17, 2012

    When you vote for Democrats - you get leniency for criminals.