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Sex offender charged with older alleged crimes

Posted October 7, 2012

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— A convicted sex offender on probation has been charged with crimes in Raleigh dating back eight years ago, according to arrest warrants.

Kenneth Anthony Battle, 40, of 113 Creech Road in Garner, was charged by Raleigh police Friday with two counts of first-degree sex offense with a child and one count of indecent liberties with a child. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $1 million bond.

Warrants stated that the alleged crimes involved a child younger than 13 and happened between 2004 and 2007.

Battle was convicted in July 2011 of indecent liberties with a child and sentenced to 36 months' probation, according to state Division of Adult Correction records.

The offense involved a 12-year-old child and happened in Durham County on July 31, 2010, records from the North Carolina Sex Offenders Registry show.

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  • foxxyt76 Oct 8, 2012

    The bottom line: If his accuser(s) don’t have the fruit to say something in a bit more timely manner, then they should just let it go.

    ARE YOU SERIOUS??? The accuser WAS a 12 year old CHILD at the time? I knew this guy in high school and HE did those things back then...he is just now getting caught for it. KARMA

  • CarolinianByChoice Oct 8, 2012

    "Yep, looks like the system failed the victims of this predator. Lock him up and throw the key away this time for petes sake! - - Heavenly”

    I find it difficult to sit in judgement of the justice system given the scant details of the report. If these offenses were only recently reported then how, pray tell, could the justice system have previously done anything about them? Am wondering if there are any issues with statutes of limitations. If the problem is a backed up DNA lab that just now got around to submitting results that is a known problem with the justice system which has long required a critical fix.

    Seems the system knew where to find this guy since he was on probation, so maybe it isn’t such a failure after all . . .

  • SailbadTheSinner Oct 8, 2012

    Y’know, every time I read about one of these situations, I say to myself, self, “What were you doing at 3:30 on the afternoon of June 7, 2004?”

    Guess what: I don’t have the slightest idea. And, I strongly suspect that you don’t either; neither will anyone else that might be able to provide an alibi.

    What chance does this man have of ‘proving’ himself non-guilty? Make no mistake, that’s what he is going to have to do to avoid spending a LOT of time in the slammer. His accuser(s) definitely have the high ground.

    IMHO, this is NOT reasonable regardless of whether he did it or not. Unfortunately, there is a certain responsibility in being a ‘victim.’ I believe that if you’ve accepted your victimhood for eight years without complaint then you’ve accepted it permanently.

    The bottom line: If his accuser(s) don’t have the fruit to say something in a bit more timely manner, then they should just let it go.

    STS

  • Paladin2 Oct 8, 2012

    "Battle was convicted in July 2011 (Durham County) of indecent liberties with a child and sentenced to 36 months' probation." Don't tell me the judge was Orlando Hudson.

  • JDAmbrosio Oct 8, 2012

    There should be a surgical remedy or two for these predators.

  • connieleigh4 Oct 8, 2012

    Just lock him up and throw away the key! and a repeat offender too? people like this make me sick to my stomach!!! As many women that are out there that will do anything for a dollar and he has to hurt innocent children!!!! He deserves to rot in jail!

  • jblake1932 Oct 8, 2012

    This guy had previously wanted to relocate to another county. Makes you wonder if he knew of the upcoming charges and was trying to distance himself from them and maybe leave the state.

  • dontstopnow Oct 8, 2012

    Yep, looks like the system failed the victims of this predator. Lock him up and throw the key away this time for petes sake!

  • Bartmeister Oct 8, 2012

    Well rehab didn't work on this felon.