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Raleigh man charged with repeated rape of teen

Posted May 29, 2015

Ivan Aguilar Tobon

— A 28-year-old Raleigh man was arrested Thursday on charges he repeatedly raped a teen over the course of eight months.

Ivan Aguilar Tobon, of 3234 Calumet Drive, Apt. D, in Raleigh, faces six counts apiece of statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child. He was being held at the Wake County Detention Center under a $3 million secured bond and was ordered to have no contact with the alleged victim.

Tobon was pulled over by police investigating a report that two girls had been forced into an SUV in northeast Raleigh.

Police later determined that Thursday morning report of a kidnapping to be a false alarm, and when Tobon was arrested, he was alone. Police would not comment on whether the kidnapping report and Tobon's arrest are connected.

Jim Sughrue, spokesman for the Raleigh Police Department, said the offenses are isolated to a single victim and that Tobon doesn't appear to be a threat to others.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) notified Raleigh police that there was suspicion about whether Tobon was in the country legally and asked to be informed if he was to be released from custody.


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  • Tammy Rush May 29, 2015
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    "it sounds like this was consensual between the two parties"

    If she's not old enough to consent, it's not consensual.

  • Dennis Midkiff May 29, 2015
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    Clickbait title.

  • Chase Truman May 29, 2015
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    The headline of this story is misleading. Yes, having sex with an underage teen is called "statutory rape", but it sounds like this was consensual between the two parties so it isn't your typical sort of forced rape, which is what the headline led me to believe. Either way, it's not good, but there's still a big difference.

  • Paul Donovan May 29, 2015
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    He knew her age. i think it is pretty common in Central America for a man his age to have very young girlfriends. The age of consent in much of Mexico is only 12.

  • Marcy Lyn May 29, 2015
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    Probably because she was his "girlfriend" and the parents just found out. Some girls today just don't look or act their age either. Either way it's too young for a 28 year old. !!!

    NC § 14‑27.7A. Statutory rape or sexual offense of a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old.

  • Diana Barden May 29, 2015
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    How can he repeatedly rape someone and not be considered a threat to others? Really....