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NCSU student accused of soliciting women at Wake Tech

Posted February 21, 2011

— A North Carolina State University student is accused of soliciting female Wake Technical Community College students for sex, N.C. State police said Monday. 

Blake Johnson Atkins, 20, of 3110 Compatible Way in Raleigh, is accused of approaching two women in the parking lot of Wake Tech's main campus on U.S. Highway 401 south of Raleigh last week and offering them large sums of money to perform sex acts. 

The women told police that the man told them the request was part of a fraternity pledge, college officials said.

In 2009, a woman reported being approached in a similar way on the campus by a man fitting the same description. All three cases are believed to be linked, Steve Gregory, director of security at Wake Tech, said last week.

On Friday, Wake Tech officials sent an email to 50,000 students stating the suspect in the incidents had been identified and that there was no longer a threat on campus.

Atkins was being held in the Wake County jail on $1,000 bond.


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  • carrboroyouth Feb 23, 2011


  • JustOneGodLessThanU Feb 22, 2011

    Is this really illegal? What if a movie producer wants to make an adult film about college women? Why could he not hand out fliers on the street corner, in broad daylight, saying X dollars for X hours of time doing adult stuff? What business is that of yours?

  • kikinc Feb 22, 2011

    It does sound like a stupid frat prank. Something similar to this happened when I was a student at NCSU 10 years ago. You would think that college students would be smarter, but they're not. I know the guy that got caught 10 years ago when suspended from school, but he wasn't arrested. The frat also had some sort of reprimand from the school. It didn't make the news back then, just the Technician, so I quite remember all the details.

  • Life-goes-on. Feb 22, 2011

    Soliciting is a crime and I don't mean to make light of what he did but many things we do every day are crimes and the offenders photos aren't plastered accross the internet for the world to see. If someone gets a DUI, or a ticket for speeding or texting while driving (all potentially dangerous and life threatening offenses) we don't see those people making headlines. WRAL seems to be doing what they do so well and so often. Sensationalizing headlines for the sake of selling advertising. And he isn't a sexual predator for this, nor will he have to register as a sex offender. Geez..

  • Life-goes-on. Feb 22, 2011

    A man 'offers' money to two women as a fraternity pledge and Wake Tech officials feel it necessary to email 50,000 students that there is no longer a 'threat' on campus??? I'm wondering why this is even a news story?

  • readme Feb 22, 2011

    Everyone knows you solicit sex on craigslist, not in the parking lot; that's creepy. What was this guy thinking?

  • mochabrown Feb 22, 2011

    If this was an initiation into a fraternity, I wonder now how many of his "frat" brothers will help him now. They are probably someone trying to come up with a lie to save their own skin. Doing something stupid that will harm/kill others is not cool. So much potential and allowed this one incident to tarnish his record.

  • Just another bad guy Feb 22, 2011

    So giving money for sex is illegal, but if you give her a diamond ring and your freedom...

  • Just another bad guy Feb 22, 2011

    Sounds like the reason this made news is because he is an NCSU student. Many people are arrested each day and never make the news.

  • bear2010 Feb 22, 2011

    I guess at that age Frat boys don't know that it is ridiculous to offer random strange women money for sex favors...
    He had to know what he was doing, he was better off not offering money and just straight out ask for a date..he's starting to sound more like a creep to me...