Local News

Raleigh man accused of rape, sex offense charges involving child

Posted November 19, 2013

Edvin Javier Lopez Argueta

— A Raleigh man was arrested Friday on several sex-related charges involving a child.

Edvin Javier Lopez Argueta, 32, of 2909 Falmout Drive, faces four counts of first-degree sexual offense and two counts of first-degree rape stemming from the accusations.

Arrest warrants indicate the alleged crimes happened in 2008 and 2009 when the victim was 8 and 9 years old.

Raleigh police say Argueta and the child knew one another prior to the crimes.

Argueta was in the Wake County Detention Center Monday under a $1.5 million bond.

9 Comments

This story is closed for comments. Comments on WRAL.com news stories are accepted and moderated between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Oldest First
View all
  • Gnathostomata Nov 20, 6:47 p.m.

    If the child was 8 and 9 at the time of the abuse, the perp was 27/28. Certainly old enough to know right from wrong. When, oh when, is North Carolina going to step up and make these older abusers of children suffer the lifelong agony left on the child? No parole, lifetime behind bars so no repeats...ever!

  • sillywabbitthepatriot Nov 20, 2:49 p.m.

    "Why is this being investigated right now"

    Mabye the victim wasn't mature enough at the time to realize that they were being abused against their will and an atrocity was occuring.

  • lwe1967 Nov 19, 6:52 p.m.

    I suppose that he is what is called a person who stalks children? If he is adjudged guilty, 60 years in jail so he hopefully will be too old to do anything else. The people on the inside will take good care of him. I wonder if his status should be checked? Does he have any record at all for this sort of thing?

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Nov 19, 5:38 p.m.

    okay - "Because victims can keep secrets for a LONG time especially if the victim is made to feel like it's their fault or threatened."

    Exactly!

    And it's very easy for an adult to intimidate and scare a small child into keeping quiet.

    Prayers for the child, a life forever changed by the beastial behavior of an adult.

  • changedmyname Nov 19, 4:20 p.m.

    Really people??? Why is NOW being investigated? Because victims can keep secrets for a LONG time especially if the victim is made to feel like it's their fault or threatened. What was I doing Nov 19, 2008? That was a Wednesday right?

  • death from above Nov 19, 4:03 p.m.

    @678devilish
    "60 years in prison. He knew right from wrong. Keep him in prison until he is an old man. Praying that the child will endure. Enough said."

    Wow you tried the case and reviewed all the evidence already ?
    By the way where were you in 2008/2009
    May ALL involved that were harmed be healed and blessed.

  • 678devilish Nov 19, 3:37 p.m.

    2008 and 2009 when the victim was 8 and 9 years old.

    Why is this being investigated right now instead of when it happen in 2008 and 2009.

  • 678devilish Nov 19, 3:09 p.m.

    60 years in prison. He knew right from wrong. Keep him in prison until he is an old man. Praying that the child will endure. Enough said.

  • death from above Nov 19, 8:31 a.m.

    Where were you November 19 2008? and prove it!