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Man accused of kidnapping, molesting 9-year-old

Posted June 1, 2009

— A 27-year-old Raleigh man faces charges of first-degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child, according arrest warrants.

The warrants do not say whether William Coffey knew the 9-year-old victim.

William Coffey was arrested Sunday and placed in the Wake County Jail under a $500,000 bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday morning.


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  • dohicky Jun 1, 2009

    Wish on people. If this guy is convicted he might go to prison but will be let out eventually. They will get him registered on the states sex offenders website and that will protect the kids. Yeh! we wish. I have been on that site and found that one of the guys lived down the street. When asking a homeowner that lives accross from the address given found that the guy was the owners brother and he did not live there. Wonder where he is??

  • Tiffany2007 Jun 1, 2009

    Annemarek: You are so right, a MAN would not do such a thing to a child; News correction: PERVERT accused.....

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jun 1, 2009

    Two ways to look at these incidents. I get joy out of reading about people being arrested. Mainly because you know its one less freak on the streets. But if you look at the number of arrests, our streets are FULL of freaks. Maybe if we used the Death Penalty for much less, there would be a LOT of them that wouldn't be returning to the streets.

  • happymom Jun 1, 2009

    Praying mightily for this child and his or her family.

  • whyalltheproblems Jun 1, 2009

    This is an awful situation. How scary and traumatic for the child...
    I think the justice system used in Saudi Arabia would work well in this situation. Things get cut off for stuff like this. It's strange that our country can use tough interrogation tactics when it comes to terrorists at Gitmo, why can't stuff like that be done on a disgusting being like this criminal?

  • showed up late Jun 1, 2009

    If proven guilty, this is a case where the death penalty is appropriate. Better yet, put him in general population at Central, nuff said.

  • annemarek Jun 1, 2009

    Man accused of kidnapping, molesting 9-year-old is your headline. What man? This male is a pervert. What MAN would molest a child?