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Registered sex offender faces new child-sex charge

Posted July 23, 2010

— A Youngsville man twice convicted of child-sex offenses faces fresh charges that he sexually abused a 6-year-old child.

Ricky James Coe, 46, of 116 Quail Drive, was charged in May with first-degree sex offense with a child. The alleged offenses happened in Wake County in 2007.

Coe was arrested and placed in the Wake County jail Thursday under a $500,000 bond.

Coe was convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child in 1986 and felony attempted indecent liberties with a child in 2006, according to state Department of Correction records. Both offenses occurred in Wake County.

DOC records state that Coe was initially sentenced to probation in 1986, but that probation was revoked when he was convicted of armed robbery in 1988. He served less than 12 years of a maximum 25-year sentence.

Coe served a year in prison for the 2006 conviction and was placed under supervision for five years after his release in June 2007, records show. The DOC lists him as an absconder from probation or parole.

He is classified as a recidivist on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry.


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  • dobee21 Jul 23, 2010

    Gee, lets keep letting this creep out then we can all act surprised when he kills a child.

  • kikinc Jul 23, 2010

    Kelondris-I think you meant IEDs, not IUDs. I think this is a guy that needs to be kept away from where IUDs are put.

  • SO LOW Jul 23, 2010

    He is calssified as a recidivist and yet he contines to be free! I am so fed up with this!!!!!!!

  • exposure102 Jul 23, 2010

    Such a weak, soft society...disease that is not contained continues to spread.

  • jellybeanz Jul 23, 2010

    He is being arrested now because in May he was an absconder, he was hiding from Probation and the Law.

  • bill0 Jul 23, 2010

    This sounds like a heck of a guy, but I've got to wonder why he is being charged with a crime from 2007 when we are half way through 2010. It is pretty unlikely that any new evidence of assault actually exists after 3 years. Also, he was charged in May but they didn't arrest him until now?

  • Kelondris Jul 23, 2010

    And this is why we parents are paranoid about letting our children go outside to play. Honestly in his case, I think the death penalty is appropriate. These kids will be traumatized possibly for the rest of their lives and if they do get over it, it will influence how they live their life.

    But we could make it easy put in the populace and let the over inmates know he has abused young children and they would probably take care of it. If not that, send them to Afghanistan or Iraq and put them to finding IUDs.

    Either way, we shouldn't put them in jail where they might be released again and abuse another child!!

  • somey Jul 23, 2010

    Why does WRAL even print this stuff? NC has never carred about the children (Goverment not the people). If they did, we would of only read about this guy one time, not 3 and counting.

  • fishon Jul 23, 2010

    as barbaric as it sounds, that street justice may be the key.

    Of course then the vigilantes would then be up on charges...

  • AnotherIgnoredComment Jul 23, 2010

    What is so hard about implementing a mandatory life sentence for nonconsensual sex offenders? (I only state nonconsensual because sex between a 19 and a 15 year old is technically a crime but in my personal opinion, it shouldn't be...)

    Going to buy a lottery ticket because I actually agree with hardwork on something. Lock these guys up and throw away the key. Another one that didn't make the news, who lived less than a few miles from me: http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov/details.aspx?srn=012631S9

    Just convicted again of another kidnapping and rape, supposedly sentenced to 30 years and won't be out until 2040...I won't hold my breath. Nice to know they keep letting dangerous folks like this out to live in our neighborhoods. At least they are investigating those texting troopers