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Man charged in attempted rape, strangulation

Posted January 28, 2011

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— A 57-year-old man was charged late Thursday with attacking a woman inside a Raleigh home, police said Friday.

Clarence Jeffrey George was charged with attempted first-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and assault by strangulation. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $2 million bond.

Police said George and a woman were at a mutual acquaintance's home on Lumpkin Street at about 11 p.m. Thursday when George attacked the woman.

The woman was able to escape and call for help. She didn't have any injuries that required hospitalization, police said.

George was convicted of second-degree murder in Mecklenburg County in 1995 and was released from prison in 2008, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • NCAries Jan 31, 2011

    So the life of his victim then was only worth 13 years.

    His victim must have been black and his jury white.

  • NCAries Jan 31, 2011

    People who can harm other people simply for self gain (Not self defense)do generally ever change...even after finding God!!!
    thinkb4uspeakplz

    That says a lot...especially about Americans.

  • hellorhighwaters Jan 28, 2011

    Sounds like they didn't keep him in prison long enough the first time around. Now look what happened. And was in there for murder at that! A human life was only worth 13 years. Sad.

  • Rebelyell Jan 28, 2011

    This is why you can't trust what they tell you when you are on the jury--they probably thought they were giving him 50 years. Give them something that can't be reduced next time.

  • RB-1 Jan 28, 2011

    "George was convicted of second-degree murder in Mecklenburg County in 1995 and was released from prison in 2008, according to state Department of Correction records."

    That's absurd.

    So the life of his victim then was only worth 13 years.

    A travesty.

    I guarantee if he had murdered the relative of a state or federal congressional member, he wouldn't have gotten off that easily. What makes THEIR lives worth more than OURS???

  • RB-1 Jan 28, 2011

    "He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $2 million bond."

    Finally, a bond for crimes like this that makes sense.

    Should be no less than $1 mil for any sex or violence crimes, especially murder, and especially against children, the disabled and the elderly.

    $1 mil, no less, no excuses.

  • bombayrunner Jan 28, 2011

    mleiter -- o i dont think so

  • bombayrunner Jan 28, 2011

    monsters out there
    one can't be too careful.

  • JuicyDeetts Jan 28, 2011

    Why did he get out after 13 years. There is no such thing as a "Model prisoner" only prisoners that fake good to get back to their old habits. Why do we let these people get away with these things?

  • thinkb4uspeakplz Jan 28, 2011

    Just another shining example of how ignorant people think Leopards will change their spots! I know people make mistakes but murder....really??? Oh, I get it...in prison he found God but lost him again when he got out...that is the typical story anyway. People who can harm other people simply for self gain (Not self defense)do generally ever change...even after finding God!!!

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