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Person Co. woman raped in home

Posted February 11, 2009

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— An elderly Person County woman was raped in her home early Wednesday, Sheriff Dewey Jones said.

The woman, 83, was home alone when a man approached her, told her to close her eyes and committed the act, Jones said. The victim was otherwise unharmed. She was treated at a hospital and released.

The rape was reported to the Person County Sheriff's Office just after 2 a.m. Jones said deputies found evidence that the suspect may have entered the home through the basement.

The victim was unable to describe her attacker. Deputies with dogs searched near the home and interviewed several people, Jones said. He asked that anyone with information contact the Person County Sheriff's Office at 336-597-0500.

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  • Redd Feb 13, 2009

    God help all of us women and children. This world is not for us!!

  • esprg Feb 13, 2009

    I agree w/ Justin T. :"Someone who rapes a defenseless old person should be prosecuted just like a pedophile. It is a sick and disgusting crime."

  • JAKOFALLTRADES Feb 13, 2009

    TOTALLY AGREE WITH EDUARDO. YOU NEVER SEE ANY POLITICIAN TALKING ABOUT CRIME OR THE PUNISHMENTS FOR IT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A BAILOUT PLAN OR SOMETHING IN THE STIMULUS BILL TO BUILD MORE PRISONS, WELL WHAT DO YOU KNOW PRODUCING MORE JOBS. PUT MORE OF THESE ANIMALS BEHIND BARS. IF THEY ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE TV GIVE THEM LEARNING CHANNEL OR DISNEY. MILK, WATER AND BREAD FOR FOOD. IM A TOTAL BELIEVER IN CAPITAL PUNISHMENT. ONCE THE CRIMINALS SEE THE PUNISHMENT HANDED OUT I BET YOU WOULD SEE LESS CRIME OR AT LEAST LESS REPEAT OFFENDERS. I FOR ONCE WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHERE POLITICIANS STAND ON THESE ISSUES. THESE ARE ISSUES THAT EFFECT EVERYONE INCLUDING THE CRIMINAL.

  • Eduardo1 Feb 13, 2009

    I see know statement by the Sheriff, that "she was otherwise unharmed", yet some of you want him out of office for that remark. and RB, I think only beasts prey on everyone, not just those that you itemized. RAPE, should be a Capital crime. Just as we talk about second-hand smoke, harming people, I feel as a human being (man) I am harmed by every crime. CRIME is out of control in this country, and I have yet to see on any level of politics, when those running for office, list crime as a major or in most cases any plank on there platform. Just look at those 3 Judges in Ca, about to let out 79,000 animals, cause they do not have creature comforts. Put them in pup tents in the desert, just like Sheriff Joe does. TV, watch the Disney channel, top meal, bologna sandwiches. Roads are in disrepair let convicts work on that problem

  • jdlewis76 Feb 12, 2009

    God bless the thought police. Shoot me a line if you want to know my solution to this problem.

  • 2MuchPork4Just1Fork Feb 12, 2009

    I think "otherwise unharmed" means that the rapist didn't also beat, torture, stab, strangle, or otherwise physically assail the victim. No additional physcial abuse was put upon her other than the rape (which is bad enough).

  • PearlMonteverde Feb 12, 2009

    domo-
    Where exactly does it attribute the 'Otherwise Unharmed' comment to the sheriff?

    I am trying to get information from WRAL if this was part of Jones' statement....

  • gotittogether Feb 12, 2009

    I agree with you Justin T.

  • Sansa Stormfire Feb 12, 2009

    Pearl, I agree with you whole heartedly.

    A rape survivor also.

  • domotamasi Feb 12, 2009

    Where exactly does it attribute the 'Otherwise Unharmed' comment to the sheriff?

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