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Man Charged With Ex-Girlfriend's Rape Released From Jail

Posted January 12, 2007

— A man accused of raping and kidnapping his former girlfriend at gunpoint is free.

Bruce Parrish recently pleaded guilty to a lesser charge after the victim told police the sex was consensual.

Parrish was sentenced to 36 months' probation and will not receive any jail time.

Raleigh police say Parrish forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's home in July and kidnapped her. Investigators said the two were later found at a Raleigh motel.

Parrish, who is distinguished by a series of dots tattooed on his face, has faced numerous charges in the past, including breaking-and-entering and possession of stolen goods.

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  • kieshyiah Mar 3, 2007

    You people are pathetic. So quick to judge, so narrow-minded. Just because he has tattoos on his face, makes him instantly a physco? For all you know he could be a VERY well known and talented tattoo artist. His 'ex girlfriend' could have been his 'ex fiancé'. They got into a fight, broke up, he tried to change her mind, she wanted nothing to do with him. Blah blah blah.. You know the story, she wants to get back at him, files false charges, then regrets it in the end. Bruce is a wonderful person, very kind and seemingly misunderstood. Get a life and open your eyes. Don't judge people based on bias ideas that have no thought or intelligence behind them. It just shows the type of people you are, either stuck in the past and not aware of the here and now, or just plain idiotic and speaking through your behinds; Unaware of the thing inside of your head we have learned to call a brain.

  • geowilrlst Jan 14, 2007

    Hey rjgreen ? Did you mean a tatoo or an indention !?

    I don't think a tatoo would get his attention !

  • barbaraallen48 Jan 12, 2007

    My hat is off to ncstarinvestigator@yahoo.com He is right on the money

  • ncstarinvestigator Jan 12, 2007

    The VICTIM/ex-girlfriend tells the police AFTER the ACCUSED/ex-boyfriend is arrested that the sex was CONSENSUAL-meaning agreed to by both parties...So it's NOT a rape. Duh huh...she should have been charged with filing a false police report period. If the justice system would follow the LAW, a lot of this BS would not be there tying up the courts & wasting our tax paying dollars!

  • jcrew1979 Jan 12, 2007

    La la la, connect the dots. What an idiot! And I totally agree with rjgreen50 -at- nc -dot- rr -dot- com.

  • gabbieaprilrenee Jan 12, 2007

    This nation is a mess you will let a man go who is charged with rape, but want to punish a Sergeant who posed for Play Boy.. Go figure...

  • latanya512 Jan 12, 2007

    Why scream rape and then say it was consensual? Woman like that make it so hard on woman or man that is actually raped.

  • RonWhite4President Jan 12, 2007

    i hope i see this idiot and personally tell him what a lowlife piece of you know what he is....lookn like a wanna be clown

  • spiritwarriorwoman Jan 12, 2007

    Appears to be and acts like a beast. My prayers are for him, that God will touch and soften his heart with sensibility and civility, for his loved ones, and of course, for his victims, for there are probably more than one.
    God bless.
    Rev. RB

  • yruatwit Jan 12, 2007

    The dirtbag needs a tattoo of a ball bat across the right side of his head.