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2 Charged With Trying to Rape Mentally Challenged Man

Posted May 17, 2007

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— Two Harnett County residents have been charged with attempting to rape a mentally challenged man, authorities said.

George Gerald Tart, 41, and Connie Demetris Smith, 46, both of Linden, each face eight counts of attempted first-degree rape and eight counts of conspiracy to commit rape and sexual battery, authorities said. Tart also is charged with one count of second-degree sexual offense.

Tart and Smith are being held in the Harnett County Detention Center on $125,000 bonds.

The Harnett County Sheriff's Office didn't provide details of the alleged assaults, except to say that the alleged victim is a mentally challenged man.


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  • hank5049 May 18, 2007

    i read the article in the dunn daily record. the so called lady charged in this case is a RELATIVE of the VICTIM. this is so sick. these two perverts will surely burn in hell for this .

  • Malcontent May 18, 2007

    Some people shouldn't be allowed to breed.

  • Weetie May 18, 2007

    this is so outrageous! So sick!


  • mslisac363 May 18, 2007

    these two look mentally challenged

  • ncstarinvestigator May 18, 2007

    A picture is worth a thousand words....but for me, I am speechless looking at this one!

  • lilreno is in the wind May 18, 2007

    trailer park trash...lol

  • WXYZ May 18, 2007

    Hmmm.... Last time I checked, the law in NC clearly specifies that the crime of "rape" only refers to a FEMALE victim. So, according to NC statutes, a male CAN NOT be the victim of rape. A male can be the victim of SEXUAL ASSAULT, according to NC law.

  • Sidekick May 18, 2007

    I know I earlier made light of this story, but honestly, if this is all true, it is sad that the poor MC man probably had put some trust in these sickos.

  • uncalumni02 May 18, 2007

    People are so sick...just ridiculous...all of the willing particpants in this world and people still rape others...on top of that, the man is mentally challenged...smh!

  • Rabid Wolf May 18, 2007

    All kids should look at this with the headline " See what drugs make you do ? "