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Raleigh Teen Accused of Assault Out of Jail

Posted May 25, 2007

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— A Raleigh teenager charged with assaulting two women at Lake Johnson is out of jail.

Police said two women alleged someone grabbed them while they were walking on the trail. Authorities later charged 16-year-old Taquan Gray with a sex offense and resisting arrest.

Gray was released at around 2 a.m. Friday into the custody of his mother.

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  • mugofipa May 26, 2007

    Just another reason every American should exercise the 2nd Amendment, and another reason State Goverenment should not restrict it. This little punk should be on a table at the morgue now. when every bit of scum knows everyone is armed, BS like this would not occur. An armed society is a polite society.

  • ms. sue May 25, 2007

    (b)with a victim whom the perpetrator knows is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless [note; no force or lack of consent required.] This came from North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault

  • Iris May 25, 2007

    This person is just sixteen??

  • jim2dart May 25, 2007

    SettingitStraight...It's too bad this kind of thing happens, I feel bad for you. A place like Lake Johnson is a nice park and should be safe.

    You may want to save yourself some aggrevation by not engaging with some of the people on this site. They will always take side with the criminals and think they know more even if you were there. i'm glad you're okay and try to have a nice Memorial Day weekend!

  • Rob May 25, 2007

    Get a dog and you'll never have that problem. www.petfinder.com

  • Salty May 25, 2007

    SETTINGITSTRAIGHT...THIS BOY GRABBED YOU?? DID HE ASSAULT YOU? HOW DID YOU GET AWAY? THIS BOY LOOKS AN AWFUL LOT LIKE THE SAME STORY THEY WROTE ABOUT SOME KID AND IT ENDED UP BEING A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY. AM I MISTAKEN? IM JUST CONCERNED & CURIOUS.

  • All American May 25, 2007

    16 yrs old grabbing women and resisting arrest? This is the perfect example of a troubled youth. He needs to be on probation for a year, maybe till he is 18!!! My thoughts go out to the two women! I wouldnt let this go.

  • SettingitStraight May 25, 2007

    I identified him as the person that grabbed me because he is the person that grabbed me. So, we can lay the how did they determine he's the person that did it part to rest.

    Also, after speaking to the park ranger, I was told that this kind of thing has not happened at Lake Johnson in the ranger's entire employment there, but that they had a flasher 5 years ago.

  • nunyabiz May 25, 2007

    First of all, innocent until proven guilty. Like one poster stated, how do you know it was him?? Secondly, if he was released to his mother, doesn't that make him a minor, and if so, why is his picture shown?? And thirdly, I hope those who choose to pass judgement on this young man do NOT count themselves as Christians.

  • headlong May 25, 2007

    I grabbed two women at Lake Johnson sign hanging cleaning up parks should be a good punishment Huh???

    Haditup2here...I have so wanted one for a long time!!! Thank You for the info...going to look for it. If you have the Sellers name and such can you E mail me privately???

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