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Louisburg man convicted of sexually assaulting NJ women

Posted December 16, 2011

— Jurors in New Jersey have convicted a North Carolina man of hogtying and sexually assaulting two women over a four-hour period.

Prosecutors will seek up to 90 years in prison when Anthony Massenburg is sentenced next month for attempted murder, aggravated assault, sexual assault and other charges.

Authorities say the 40-year-old Louisburg, N.C., resident and three accomplices broke into an apartment in Irvington in January 2010 looking for the boyfriend of one of the women. Authorities say the women were tortured until the woman agreed to call the boyfriend.

He managed to escape after he was hit on the head with a hammer.

"This was a horrific crime involving two innocent women,'' Assistant Prosecutor Eric Plant, who tried the case, said in a statement.

The women's eyes and mouths were duct-taped during the ordeal, but they were able to identify Massenburg as their attacker using voice identification, authorities said. He was also linked to the crime because his DNA was discovered on a cigarette found at the apartment.

Two of the accomplices have never been identified. A third man was acquitted.


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  • linspace Dec 16, 2011

    Honestly, I think rape is WORSE than murder.. there is something even more evil in the rapists heart than murder itself.. it is like a murder of the others soul yet letting them live to feel the pain.. I hope this guy gets the same treatment in prison.. again and again

  • dannydro Dec 16, 2011

    I like your views sue, same as mine

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  • SueInNC Dec 16, 2011

    Stories like this make me have little faith in humanity. That a human would do this to another human is just so disturbing. I hope he gets the full 90 years in prison...and even that won't be enough.