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Raleigh man charged with rape, kidnapping

Posted January 7, 2015

Stepvon Dee Batts

— A Raleigh man was charged Tuesday on accusations that he raped a woman.

Stepvon Dee Batts, 24, of 622 Rawls Drive, Raleigh, faces charges of first-degree rape and first-degree kidnapping in the alleged assault, which happened Dec. 8, according to an arrest warrant.

Batts was jailed under a $550,000 secured bond on the charges.

Wake County court records show he was also arrested Dec. 18 and was still in jail on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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  • ibmer1967 Jan 7, 2015

    I'm confused, did the rape happen before he was jailed for robbery on December 18th? Or was he released since then, and committed the rape?