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Fayetteville woman raped in apartment

Posted July 6, 2010

— Police were investigating a rape reported early Tuesday in the Montclair neighborhood of Fayetteville.

A woman reported that a man kicked open the door to her apartment in the Brittany Place complex on Ashbrook Court shortly after 1 a.m. and raped her. No description of the assailant was available.

The woman was sleeping on her couch when the man broke in, according to a friend of hers. He stole the woman's cell phone so she couldn't call 911, the friend said.

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"This is not the first time he's done this. He's very experienced. He knows what he's doing," said the friend, who asked not to be identified. "If he's watching this, I want him to know we're not going to stop until we find you."

Investigators said they haven't determined whether the incident is linked to a series of burglaries and sexual assaults that occurred in Fayetteville and Hope Mills between June 2009 and January. In those cases, women reported that a man broke into their apartments late at night while they were alone and attacked them.

Dan Grubb, spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department, said investigators are looking for a possible connection in the cases.

"I'm sure that's first and foremost what these detectives are going to look at in this case," Grubb said.

Police don't believe the latest incident is related to several Peeping Tom cases and a sexual assault last month that happened off Bingham Drive. That neighborhood is about 3 miles from Montclair.

Anyone with information about the Tuesday incident is asked to call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856 or 910-483-TIPS.


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  • rickryan86 Jul 7, 2010

    i have an idea on how to stop these! she should have blown his head off and called police to report a headless man by her door......ladies, carry a gun or something

  • wildcat Jul 7, 2010

    Officers need to get this man off the streets and hope the courts send him to prison for a long while. Meanwhile, the landlord should put up a stronger steel door for tenants protection. I hope she will be OK in time. I know it was scary.

  • exquisite1 Jul 6, 2010

    rape needs to be a capital offense - colliedave


  • sniperdiver Jul 6, 2010

    Rape used to be a criminal offense punishable by death. However, in present time drug dealers get more prison time than rapist, child molesters and other sex offenders. The Scales of Justice are blind for a reason. Punsihment needs to be swift and sure. Keep the Death Penalty alive and remember "Nobody ever escaped from a cemetary."

  • colliedave Jul 6, 2010

    rape needs to be a capital offense

  • pss2 Jul 6, 2010

    May when they catch him they glue is privates to his blow hole.

  • chris3829 Jul 6, 2010

    Im sure the family and friend of that poor girl that was raped hopes someone would kill him!!!!!!!!And me also

  • iron fist Jul 6, 2010

    I hope they catch him quick before he kills someone anyone who rapes should have no rights and if found guilty be sent to death row.

  • wildcat Jul 6, 2010

    Not safe in our homes anymore even though you locked the doors and windows. May they catch this rapist asap.