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Roanoke Rapids man charged with rape, kidnapping, indecent liberties

Posted July 21, 2008

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— Halifax County authorities arrested a Roanoke Rapids man after an alleged sexual assault.

Cpl. James Rawls responded to a call in reference to an alleged sexual assault on Lone Oak Road.

Authorities later arrested Kennedy Edmonds, 41, and charged him with statutory rape, first-degree kidnapping and indecent liberties with a minor.

He was in the Halifax County Jail under a $150,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 27.

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  • TheAdmiral Jul 22, 2008

    The ACLU will defend this creep - it was his god given liberties to do what he did.

    Most liberals who love that "Sexual Preference or Orientation" thing does not include people like this fella, but his sexual preference was children it seems.

    Liberals are so dumb when it comes to the bigger picture.

  • Eduardo1 Jul 21, 2008

    Can not believe that the postings are so light on this one, compared to Nancy Cooper. Where is the OUTRAGE! RAPE-KIDNAP-INDECENT LIBERTIES with a CHILD!

  • Adelinthe Jul 21, 2008

    OpinionatedGuy - "But when posting charges like this you should at least be able to say the age and whether or not the victim was male or female."

    I understand what you're saying, but in truth - the law is the law, a child in the eyes of the law is a child and this animal's age is no secret, and he was suppose to be the responsible adult.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • colliedave Jul 21, 2008

    He needs to be put UNDER the jail.

  • Adelinthe Jul 21, 2008

    It aggravates me that GOLO wouldn't print my message.

    Just goes to show that honesty isn't rewarded.

    Praying for this animal's victim.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • cragan Jul 21, 2008

    yes i agree there is a big differance in a 10 year old and a 16 year old victium. They can both be the same charge but they are so differant

  • OpinionatedGuy Jul 21, 2008

    You know.... I don't want to know the childs name... But when posting charges like this you should at least be able to say the age and whether or not the victim was male or female... How about some real news coverage???