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Door-To-Door Salesman Charged With Rape

Posted March 20, 2007

— A door-to-door salesman is charged with rape, and police want to know if there are more victims.

Police said Branden Crosby sexually assaulted a 17-year-old girl in a grocery store parking lot, then later at a motel.

Authorities said Crosby was in town selling magazines for an Indiana-based company. Crosby is currently in the Durham County Jail on $350,000 bond.

Investigators think there could be more victims and want them to contact police. If you have any information, you can call 919-560-4440.


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  • smoothtip99 Mar 21, 2007

    Greekgirl what is sick about it? Sometimes the best way to save your life is to give in. Most times if you don't struggle they won't rape you. Rape is not about sex it is about control.

  • Greekgirl Mar 21, 2007

    smoothtip...that's just sick.

  • smoothtip99 Mar 21, 2007

    I wouldn't fight....I would just give it up.

  • Say it to my face Mar 21, 2007

    It starts by educating at home... On the "victims" side and on the "attackers" side - teaching the word "no" (may or may have not happened in this case) what it means and to respect it when someone else says it and also how to keep yourself safe.

  • smoothtip99 Mar 21, 2007

    Do door to door insurance salesmen exist anymore?

  • North Carolina Native Mar 21, 2007

    i agree lonestranger - i love hearing them squeal when the dog snarls and he tries to squeeze his head out past my leg. The only salespeople I would even consider buying something from are the ones with cookies.

  • latanya512 Mar 21, 2007

    haditup2here Thankyou for the suggestion. I am going to use that one.
    jeneric43. People are going to take any comment anyone makes and fit it to what they want it to be. No one reads the whole thing first. They scan, see a line in your blog that they don't like and run with it.
    I hope the victim is getting some counseling. I was watching something on court tv about what happens in courtrooms when the victims families fight back and even Donovan and that PI that has a show had to agree that the victim's families were right in getting the person that hurt their love one. Let someone touch someone I love. There would be no need for a trial. I would be the one on trial and the rate that NC is going. 1-5 for crime of passion.

  • smoothtip99 Mar 21, 2007

    U all jump to conclusions...how do we know for a fact that she was raped. Remember Duke Lacrosse issue? She may not have been raped.

  • 2centsworth Mar 21, 2007

    how did she end up in the motel???

  • jeneric43 Mar 21, 2007

    kittnkboodle, what in the world does your comment have anything to do with what I said? I was asking for sensitivity b/c of a crude joke about a serious subject of a woman possibly being raped. I neve said "all women should be raped" and "it is the norm". You really need to read a litle more carefully before you open your mouth.