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Raleigh police charge registered sex offender with rape

Posted October 27, 2009
Updated October 28, 2009

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— Raleigh police arrested a registered sex offender on first-degree rape charges Monday.

Donald Wesley Currin Jr., 33, of 7200 Sunset View Court in Willow Spring, offered a woman a ride, then took her to a construction site in the 2500 block of South Saunders Street where he raped her at knife point, according to Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said.

Police have not yet said when the alleged assault took place.

According to state Department of Correction records, Currin has a long list of past offenses, including assault on a woman. The North Carolina Sex Offender Registry lists Currin as being convicted earlier this year of kidnapping a minor.

He was being held in the Wake County Jail under a $1 million bond.

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  • JennyT Oct 28, 2009

    re·cid·i·vism
    Pronunciation: \ri-ˈsi-də-ˌvi-zəm\
    Function: noun
    Date: 1886
    : a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially : relapse into criminal behavior

    Anyone involved in sentencing this guy ever heard this term?

  • itsmyownopinion Oct 28, 2009

    You can't bother the DA with this, he's busy keeping that guy in jail who has always claimed he's innocent and someone has confessed to that crime. Just sayin'

  • Professor Oct 28, 2009

    Seriously. Our Country needs to be more like Iran. We need a government like the Taliban. Cut off your hand if you steal. Stone the women who won't wear a face mask at all times.
    Jeremiah

    That my dear, is very inhuman. You would not want that to happen to you, so why even comment like that. In the United States of America, that will never happen. Thank God for that!

  • Jeremiah Oct 28, 2009

    "Why not do like other countries in the world - public canings / lynchings at high noon in the town square. Victims and families get first crack. Televise it... especially on this big screen TVs they have in prison."

    Seriously. Our Country needs to be more like Iran. We need a government like the Taliban. Cut off your hand if you steal. Stone the women who won't wear a face mask at all times.

  • Professor Oct 28, 2009

    60 years in prison without parole. In prison they will teach him a valuable lesson that he wished he was not there. lol

  • farleyfarleyfarleyhaffar Oct 28, 2009

    Why not do like other countries in the world - public canings / lynchings at high noon in the town square. Victims and families get first crack. Televise it... especially on this big screen TVs they have in prison.

  • angora2 Oct 28, 2009

    What's with the Captain Kangaroo-style hairdo?

  • Life-goes-on. Oct 28, 2009

    Now now all you angry citizens. This perv has rights that have to be protected at all costs. The government and legal system will take care of him in time, if and when just cause can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. And what's wrong with probation? It's a cost effective way of punishing those that have done wrong.

  • Robert Rogers Oct 28, 2009

    mrduright - Honestly you are trying to blame a political party for this. Last time I looked District Attorneys’ are appointed. And for that matter so are District Judges. I think you are barking up the wrong tree.

    Actually District Court Judges are elected (non-partisan races I think) and our District Attorney is elected every four years.

    I've known this guy since I was ten years old when we played on the same baseball team, and played with/against him until I was eighteen. He was a punk and troublemaker then and this news does not suprise me one bit. Lock him up and throw away the key, the world will be a better place.

  • a58550 Oct 28, 2009

    Wow, unfortunately I know this guy (not personally). He lives in the neighborhood of a friend, and get this, his wife is currently pregnant.

    Let's hope the courts get it right this time!

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