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Raleigh man, 18, charged with attempted rape

Posted November 18, 2010

— An 18-year-old Raleigh man has been charged with second-degree attempted rape, according to an arrest warrant.

Jack Robert Cyr was also charged with second-degree sexual offense. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $500,000 bond.

The alleged incident happened on Sept. 2, when Cyr was still 17 years old.

Phyllis Stephens, spokeswoman for the Wake County Sheriff's Office, said that there was no threat to the community, but declined to provide more details in order to protect the victim's identity.


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  • Rebelyell Nov 24, 2010

    Second Degree Rape (14-27.3)

    A person is guilty of rape in the second degree if the person engages in vaginal intercourse with another person:

    1. By force and against the will of the other person; or ...

    Classification: Class C Felony (40 years and/or fine)

    Second Degree Sexual Offense (14-27.5)

    A person is guilty of a sexual offense in the second degree if the person engages in a sexual act (other than vaginal intercourse) with another ...

    1. By force and against the will of the other person; or
    2. Who is mentally defective, mentally incapacitated ... and the person per forming the act knows or should reasonably know that the other person in mentally defective, mentally incapacitated ...

    Classification: Class C Felony (40 years or a fine or both)

    the first degree for each of these include 4 years older and victim under 14, use of weapon, serious injury to victim or multiple assailants or assailant had someone aiding them.

  • Mugu Nov 19, 2010

    This happens all of the time, young love jilted and followed by a false accusation leading up to a lifetime of agony to the male involved.

  • darjohn05 Nov 19, 2010

    what exactly is second degree attempted rape and second degree sexual offense?

  • jaecee452 Nov 18, 2010

    jeff27577-the story reads "protect the victim's identity", he is not the victim but the suspect.

  • jeff27577 Nov 18, 2010

    protect his identity? but you published his name?

  • ttc248 Nov 18, 2010

    Until he is proven guilty, this young man's photo should not be released. There are too many cases of late that were false accusations. The accused is humiliated for the sake of a news article. It isn't right. If he's guilty, then that will come out. But I think until that occurs, his picture and identity should not be made public. If and maybe is just not enough.

  • BigUNCFan Nov 18, 2010

    as long at the victim is a minor, I think statutory applies even if the accused is a minor as well.

  • BigUNCFan Nov 18, 2010


    the problem is that there are too many liars out there that will make up a rape story out of spite knowing they are anonymous and can hide behind the the standards of not revealing the name of the accuser. Everyone knows this happens way more than people are willing to admit and the guy's life is ruined forever even if nothing is proven.

    I feel so fortunate I have never even remotely been in that type of scenario but it is not because I am some great guy. I am a regular guy and know that it is just random luck I have not been the target of something like this. There are a lot of people out there that know this is a great way to get at someone with that person having no defense.

    I have always said, keep both parties names private or out both parties. Your choice, just make the playing field equal.

  • BigUNCFan Nov 18, 2010

    After Duke lax, I feel that either both the accused and the victim should be equally exposed to the media or either both should be secret. One or the other but this junk of the accused being guilty until proven innocent and then later the accuser being found to have made the whole thing up is just not right. I am calling shenanigans on this whole way of doing things.

  • rdmcswai Nov 18, 2010

    Anne53Ozzy - All for full disclosure of sex crimes? What rape victim that has recently been assaulted or abused wants the entire county to know about it? You apparently have never been a rape victim. Please have a little more consideration for those who are hurt by these monsters.