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Raleigh couple facing charges in connection with rape

Posted May 27, 2010

— A Raleigh couple is facing charges in connection with the rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Police on Tuesday arrested 36-year-old Isaiah Barney III, 36, and Shameka Bennett, 36, at their Orchard Hollow Lane apartment.

According to the arrest warrant, Barney was charged with second-degree kidnapping and statutory rape. Bennett was charged with indecent liberties with a child and two counts of statutory rape, the arrest warrant states.

The alleged crimes happened during the months of June and July of last year.

Barney was being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail under a $1,550,000 bond. Bennett's bond was set at $1,500,000.

Both are due in court Thursday.


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  • theartistformerlyknownasspeedy May 27, 2010

    glass half full:

    maybe Isaiah's manslaughter, armed robbery, larceny and stolen goods convictions had something to do with it.

    He's spent something like a total of 6 years in jail.

  • afwmeek0721 May 27, 2010

    With a child? That is disgusting. Something is wrong with adults who lust after a child. Something is twisted in those brains.

  • dperkins002 May 27, 2010

    OMG....The car wash guy

  • naturegirl May 27, 2010

    hmmm, it happened nearly a year ago and they're just now being arrested?

  • Glass Half Full May 27, 2010

    WOW, a realistic bond for such offenses, at long last. Wonder what brought this on?

  • crustyhalo May 27, 2010

    Well this is just great..another story from WRAL that tells us NOTHING

  • RaleighPirate May 27, 2010

    There is a special place in jail and the "hereafter" for these two indivduals.