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Raleigh man charged in child rape case

Posted February 8, 2012

— A Raleigh man accused of raping a child repeatedly for over a decade has been arrested, authorities said Wednesday.

Todd Kurth, 33, faces rape and indecent liberties with a child charges. The victim was 8 years old when the abuse started, according to warrants.

Kurth was being held in the Wake County jail on a $100,000 bond.


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  • Defiant Feb 9, 2012

    It never ceases to amaze me just how nonchalant most parents are about who their children come in contact with. If a business offers a free program, they are the first in line to get their children in even though they don't know the owner well. Their is an old saying that you can't judge a book by it's cover is very true. These kind of perverts want you to think they are good citizens and will have your child's best interest at heart. Parents wake up!

  • iknowmyschnitzel Feb 9, 2012

    Lovethesouth1.....Criminal = One that has committed or been legally convicted of a crime. Of course it's not a crime to live within "so many feet"....he does not have a history of arrest or convictions for sexual offenses and accordingly, is not on the sex offender registry. However, if he is found guilty, then he will have to register and meet appropriate guidelines. If you don't like the idea of "innocent until proven guilty", then move to another country that does not provide you that right.

  • lovethesouth1 Feb 9, 2012

    I was told by a daycare director that these criminals can live wherever they want until they are CONVICTED. Apparently it's not a crime to live within so many feet of a school/daycare facility if you're listed as a sex offender because of a charge. So, this guy gets out on bond, and because he hasn't been convicted of the charges, he can hang out near whatever kids he wants. Sick. Innocent until proven guilty seems to be quite the irony.

  • warbirdlover Feb 9, 2012

    I know of a case in Moore County, because I personally know the parents. The daughter was a horse lover, and where she went to ride and take care of the horses, the guy incharge had been molesting her for 4 or 5 years. this lowlife was a close family friend the the parents of the girl and they trusted him. The girl was 11 or 12 when this started happening and was scared to tell her folks. She kept going back because she loved her horse and loved to be with him. Becarefull whom you let in your childs life. If it was my child, I would be the one in jail on Murder Charges, but I don't think a jury would convict me though.

  • MadMaxx Feb 9, 2012

    $100,000.00, too much, let out on his own signature, sure someone would solve his problem for him. Sick individual. Well he will get his just desserts in prison, hopefully a long and painful incarceration.

  • connieleigh4 Feb 9, 2012

    lock him up and throw away the key. this is one sick individual!

  • OneLove Feb 9, 2012

    a decade? omg!

  • Weetie Feb 9, 2012

    WHERE are all these child molesters coming from??? That's all you ever hear about anymore. The laws need to be changed to fry child molesters so maybe - JUST maybe - the next one will think twice.

  • anneonymousone Feb 9, 2012

    I agree with Jeremiah: abuse has always happened. One of the reasons we hear more about it is that society has removed a lot of the stigma from survivors, and more often places the blame on the abuser and not on the person who was abused.

    When survivors (of incest and other child abuse, rape, sexual harassment, etc.) are given the information to help us identify the crime, when we are supported in knowing that we are not to blame, it's easier to name names and seek some sort of justice.

    When rape is defined as an attack by a stranger, when women are blamed for what they were wearing or for being trusting, when it is wrongly assumed that men can not be raped, when people are silent about their knowledge of the abuse of others, there is then a lower proportion of REPORTED attacks, but not in actual incidents.

    My sympathies are with the survivor and I congratulate her or him on speaking out. May you have a lot of support.

  • blahblahblah Feb 9, 2012

    $100,000????? That's it?????????????