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Police: Goldsboro man sexually assaulted women during burglaries

Posted January 14, 2011

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— A Goldsboro man has been charged in connection with three burglaries since last spring in which two women were sexually assaulted and a third attacked.

Investigators said they believe that John Lewis Chapman II, 22, of 3668 Wayne Memorial Drive, committed the burglaries and assaults between March 2010 and this January.

Chapman was first pinpointed as a suspect in a March 18, 2010, burglary and sexual assault after police got the results of evidence analysis by the State Bureau of Investigation, police said.

Police said that when he was arrested Jan. 7, officers found evidence at his home of another burglary and sexual assault reported about eight hours earlier that same day.

Chapman was charged in both incidents and placed in the Wayne County jail under a $1 million secured bond.

While he was in jail, police said, investigators developed evidence linking Chapman to a third burglary and attempted kidnapping along South Harding Drive on July 18, 2010. A 51-year-old woman was physically assaulted during the burglary.

All together, Chapman faces three counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count each of second-degree sexual offense, attempted second-degree sexual offense, attempted second-degree kidnapping, common-law robbery, assault on a female and possession of stolen goods.

He was scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Chapman was convicted of assault on a female and wanton injury to personal property, both misdemeanors, in 2007, state Department of Correction records show. He was sentenced to probation.


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  • jpkp2003 Jan 18, 2011

    I certainly DO NOT agree wth notagain1903. Those people may have not been great role models but when you get older you know right from wrong. I'm sure he knew this was WRONG. I don't think he's stupid enough to think any of this was ok.

  • oleguy Jan 14, 2011

    I think the DOT should contract grass cutting with the DOC,
    Then all these dudes could learn a trade, I think the prisons should be self supporting, raise crops for food, feed the poor. do away with food stamps, and open prison farmers markets and feed the welfare groups, Put foot powered generators in to supply lights and of course to run their TV's at night.
    I think we could save the state tons of cash,,, More Ideas out there?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 14, 2011

    He won't be so lucky to get probation this time.

  • Marlene Jan 14, 2011

    They need to put him under the jail.....That poor women

  • ProudBlackSingleMother Jan 14, 2011

    I highly doubt that he raped anyone... who was he accused of raping?

  • Redleader2base Jan 14, 2011

    2thec, I don't think it was just the vas deferens he was referring to snipping.

  • so you dont like my opinion ok Jan 14, 2011

    Who or what is hdsoftail?

  • TravelinMan Jan 14, 2011

    What we have here is a true model member of society-gotta love it!

  • LovemyPirates Jan 14, 2011

    MiniD Snip Snip would have no effect on sexual assault. Vasectomy doesn't diminish sexual function, it prevents reproduction. Sexual assault is about power not sex and can happen without a male sexual organ. Sexual assault definitively isn't about reproduction.

  • nclifeisgood Jan 14, 2011

    happyheart-- It wasn't my spelling he was correcting. It was hdsoftail. I know how to spell thiefs, oh i mean thieves.