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Raleigh man charged with rape

Posted September 17, 2008

— A Raleigh man was arrested and charged with rape.

Michael Carpenter, 27, is facing two counts of first degree statutory rape, according to the Wake County Magistrate's Office.

Carpenter was being held Wednesday afternoon on $200,000 bail.


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  • iron fist Sep 18, 2008

    I agree they should not publish his name and picture until proven guilty, It happens all the time. "IF" he is guilty no court can provide the punishment he deserves.

  • atlpeach Sep 18, 2008

    Yeah, it's suppose to be innocent until proven guilty but we all know how that works. If he's innocent getting his named trashed will just be something that he'll have to deal with like many others.

  • Tracey1229 Sep 18, 2008

    it was a 3 year old kid that he allegedly raped. if the word allegedly was in there would it be better for you?


  • jlh4jdj Sep 18, 2008

    Why do they put his face up here and his name? I wish they would wait until after someone is found guilty to trash their name. For all we know someone got mad at him and filed a false police report.