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Harnett County couple charged in rape

Posted August 18, 2009

— A Harnett County couple is charged in the rape of a woman whose children they were babysitting, authorities said Tuesday.

Loretta Lynn Smith, 22, and Anthony James Langley, 42, each face charges of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree sexual offense.

They were arrested on Aug. 12. Bond was set at $250,000 each.

Officers said the 21-year-old victim told authorities she was tied up and raped when she went to pick up her children at the couple’s home on Overhills Road. The date of the incident was not available.

Investigators believe Langley raped the woman and Smith restrained her during the assault.

The children did not appear to be assaulted, authorities said.


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  • hiyadun Aug 19, 2009

    kimmi2191 --- good thinking!

  • saywhaaaaat Aug 18, 2009

    WHAT DA????????????? ugh............people these days......

  • rescuefan Aug 18, 2009

    There is a difference between being accused and being charged. This husband and wife have been charged, which usually means there is more than just an accusation. Such as DNA or evidence from a rape kit.

  • thinkb4youspeak Aug 18, 2009

    and just because a "victim" tells a story, does not mean a crime happened.

  • beaker Aug 18, 2009

    Not that this case has anything to do with the other, but I think that we are all intelligent enough to know that just because a victim "recants" does not necessarily mean the crime did not happen. These people are disgusting

  • thinkb4youspeak Aug 18, 2009

    Now, now people. They have only been charged. Innocent until proven guilty, as demonstrated by the State Representative that was recently accused of fondling someone ten years ago, only to have the "victim" recant a week later.

  • burtward2 Aug 18, 2009

    ... and what's even worse is the children were in the residence when it happened.

  • kimmie2191 Aug 18, 2009

    Let the punishment fit the crime! I think a broom handle might be in order!

  • hiyadun Aug 18, 2009

    Disgusting sickos!

  • 007KnightRider Aug 18, 2009

    Now, that is totally wrong. What will you hear next?

    "I shudder to think what these two might have been doing to the children. These people are evil." - kebsmom

    I was thinking the same thing.