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Rape suspect arrested after a year on the lam

Posted August 3, 2012
Updated August 4, 2012

— A 26-year-old Goldsboro man has been charged with statutory rape in connection with the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

Goldsboro police said Friday that the incident happened sometime between late February and early March 2011.

An arrest warrant was issued for Rashawn Ray McDuffie of 105 Brogden St., in September 2011, but authorities said he fled the area and could not be found.

McDuffie was arrested Wednesday in Turkey after Sampson County sheriff’s deputies received a Crime Stoppers tip on his whereabouts.

McDuffie was served with the outstanding warrant for statutory rape, along with six outstanding arrest warrants.

He was being held in the Wayne County jail under a $104,500 secured bond.


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  • dcblackburn1963 Aug 3, 2012

    turkey north carolina is not on hwy 117. its located halfway between clinton and warsaw on hwy 24.

  • jacamoe Aug 3, 2012

    Bail is set low so he can jump bond and end up in the other Turkey. That might be a good punishment if we make him tattoo the old glory across his whole body. He needs to be stoned and I mean with large jagged rocks. Burn baby burn.

  • DontVote4LiarsCheatsOrThieves Aug 3, 2012

    Had he raped the 14-year old daughter of a Congress man or woman, he'd have been found long before now.

  • didisaythat Aug 3, 2012

    "How in the world are they calling this statutory rape when the victim was 14? If anyone can clarify the law for me that would be great. I must be misinformed because I thought statuatory rape only applied in victims 16 yrs and older. It seems if the victim is 14, it's just plain rape, whether they were "consenting" or not.

    Anyway, I'm glad he is behind bars. I just hope he stays there for more than 20 minutes."
    August 3, 2012 9:40 a.

    Statutory Rape is the charge when the victim is a juvenile. You are completely backwards. Rape, whether 1st or 2nd degree, is when it consists of two adults.

  • sunshine1040 Aug 3, 2012

    I sure hope the system can keep in prison and I hope his celmates treat him like he treated others. His Mom and Dad could not or did not teach him right from wrong now its someone elses turn

  • wiz Aug 3, 2012

    Yes guys...There is a small town in NC called Turkey...It is not much more than a crossroads in the country just north of Wallace on U.S. 117....Now, the town named 'Climax' & 'Lizard Lick' has always been hilarious to me...

    The guy in this story is in some serious trouble...It is called controlling yourself....pervert!

  • aetius476 Aug 3, 2012

    Glad they got a dangerous predator off the street. Good persistence LEOs.

    Now if the flawed court system can keep him locked up for more than a 3 month vacation...

  • closetrebel Aug 3, 2012

    He get a reduced bond, get out & take off again...Our jutice system is a joke....

  • n ter tained Aug 3, 2012

    There's also a Turkey, Texas. I shot a wedding for a bride who hailed from Turkey, NC...and it was the first I'd ever heard of it, too, LOL...

  • SFSOLDIER Aug 3, 2012

    Turkey,NC?? Wow, this place kills me...no wonder Rashawn was able to hid for so long...Jesus! Turkey, NC...