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Hope Mills man charged with raping teen

Posted December 31, 2008

— A Hope Mills man has been charged in connection with alleged sex crimes involving a 17-year-old girl, authorities said Wednesday.

Stephen Craig Lewis, 20, of 6515 Causeway St., was arrested early Wednesday at this home and was charged with second-degree rape and second-degree sex offense. He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $75,000 bond.

The girl told investigators that Lewis forced himself on her when she went to his home Tuesday evening to watch television.


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  • Eduardo1 Dec 31, 2008

    Girls, ladies, never any excuse for rape, but as I told my then 17 year old daughter right after Mike Tyson got caught on the rape charge, men go to the basic instinct, especially when you enter ther home. As I said it is never an excuse, but they may read in to you coming in as a come and get me sign, and once those glands start going, watch out. I know that NO-IS-STILL NO

  • 2headstrong Dec 31, 2008

    They use the term 'man' loosely, in this case.

  • ghimmy51 Dec 31, 2008