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Man wanted in Goldsboro rape arrested

Posted July 15, 2010

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— A man wanted in a July 4 rape was arrested Wednesday, Goldsboro police said Thursday.

Jasper Devon Godwin, 40, was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree burglary. He was being held in the Wayne County jail under a $101,500 bond.

Police said a man entered through the unlocked front door of a home in northeastern Goldsboro and sexually assaulted a woman inside the home.

Godwin was convicted in 1993 of second-degree rape and shoplifting, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released in December after serving 16 years of a maximum 35-year sentence.

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  • Justin T. Jul 16, 2010

    "Maybe a life sentence without the benefit of parole consideration will do the trick this time."

    Yes, and make them pay their own way by working instead of putting an increasing burden on law-abiding taxpayers for decades as well.

  • mochabrown Jul 16, 2010

    Good. I hope the Judge doesn't give him a slap on the wrist and allow him to plea to a lesser charge and give him less than a year in prison.

  • kbo80 Jul 15, 2010

    This man had no business entering someone else's domain but, who is leaving their door unlocked in this day and age?

  • shortz1994 Jul 15, 2010

    well like i said but it didn't post, hopfully some one will do the same to him. it is sad they let this creep out,should have served his full sentance, hope they throw the book at him.

  • Just the facts mam Jul 15, 2010

    It is a sad part of a certain culture within America that the only way to prevent some people from committing more crimes is to keep them in prison for the rest of their life. But I would rather see that than to see more victioms as this poor woman had to find out. There are ways to permanently fix problems like this - but the liberal NC Democrat politicians are against the death penalty I am sorry to say.

  • mrr03 Jul 15, 2010

    This guy had a total of 88 disciplinary infraction while incarcerated including sex act offenses while in prison. May the mechanism for releasing inmates needs to be revisited..No doubt this man should have stayed in prison for his maximum term of imprisonment..May a life sentence without the benefit of parole consideration will do the trick this time.

  • Bulldog22 Jul 15, 2010

    6 months out and he already misses his three hots and a cot on our dime.

  • Kingfish Jul 15, 2010

    Fry him this time, and he won't do it again!!!

  • sssh.. whisper Jul 15, 2010

    " He was released in December after serving 16 years of a maximum 35-year sentence.".... Obiously, he didn't learn anything from this. Prayers to the victim.