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Raleigh man charged with rape, kidnapping

Posted January 5, 2012

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— Police arrested a 40-year-old Raleigh man Thursday in connection with a September sexual assault during which a woman was kidnapped, raped and terrorized, warrants state.

Burt Nathan Hinkson, of 2717 Pheiffer Drive, faces first-degree rape, first-degree sexual offense and first-degree kidnapping charges. He was being held in the Wake County jail under $250,000 bond. 

He is due in court Friday morning.

In 2009, Hinkson was charged with two felonies – intimidating a witness and assault with a deadly weapon – after investigators allege he and another man chased a 16-year-old through a parking lot armed with machetes.

According to arrest warrants, the likely motive was to prevent the victim from testifying in an assault case. 

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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 10, 2012

    @Ripcord, the U.S. (and NC in particular) is uniquely poised to quickly, easily and cheaply grow quality pot. We'd be awesome. :-)

    And, the numbers I've seen show that the Mexican cartels' profits would drop at least 15% and possibly much more if we legalized pot.

  • Ripcord Jan 6, 2012

    "The cartels would be out of business in a second if marijuana was legalized because prices would crash. Please, use your head."

    That's baloney. I'm not necessarily opposed to legalizing pot, but the cartels are the production, harvest and shipping machine in Mexico, not the Mexican gov't or private industry. It would only provide incentive to them. Use your head.

  • dcatz Jan 6, 2012

    The cartels would be out of business in a second if marijuana was legalized because prices would crash. Please, use your head. Black markets invariably lead to crime and do not stop criminals from obtaining what the government seeks to ban.

  • Ripcord Jan 6, 2012

    "Why don't we let the victimless "criminals" out of jail, so there is more room for violent people like this?"

    While I sympathize with this view, possession of marijuana is only "victimless" to the end user. There were plenty of victims along the way of that bag of weed made it's way here through Mexico via cartels.

  • anne53ozzy Jan 6, 2012

    At the risk of being on line as an aggessive person, I have to say this...Touch my child, my sister, my mother or my friend in a sexual manner or in violence....I will find you...

  • braddavis Jan 6, 2012

    Anybody else think he looks like the Rock?

  • anne53ozzy Jan 6, 2012

    Over time, what we sill see happening is the increased violence where in women will teach their children to carry weapons and kill these men. It is not in our nature. I believe it will be so before long.

  • anne53ozzy Jan 6, 2012

    There are severe penalties assoiciated with the repeated offenses of drug dealers and yet, or I may be wrong, not for the sexual battery and assault of women. Why?

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jan 6, 2012

    Why do men like this get the same (or less) punishment than someone carrying the leaf of a weed?

    Why don't we let the victimless "criminals" out of jail, so there is more room for violent people like this?

  • Proud Airman Jan 6, 2012

    And the indecent liberties guy gets a bond that's 4 times higher? Seems odd

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