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Sex Offender Charged With Raping Teen

Posted February 19, 2008

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— A registered sex offender has been charged in connection with an alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl, authorities said Tuesday.

Orlando Florentino Reynolds, 22, of 2044 Ivey Commons Road in Fayetteville, is charged with second-degree forcible rape. He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.

Authorities said the girl was semi-conscious, claiming she took medication and consumed alcohol before the alleged assault. The incident is alleged to have occurred between last September and October, authorities said.

Reynolds was registered last year in North Carolina as a sex offender after he was convicted in Fairfax County of taking indecent liberties with a minor.

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  • BUCKEYEnNC Feb 20, 2008

    As a husband and father of a daughter, I fully support capital punishment for child sex offenders and rapists.

    My daughter is 18 and if this incident involved her, you'd be reading about the young man being missing!

    I hate to say this, but I blame fathers. Many fathers don't teach their daughters how to protect themselves from predators.

    ALL men are predators. We have more hormones than brains. Fathers need to teach their daughters how to use situational awareness to prevent themselves from being vulneralbe to such attacks.

  • Air Biscuit Feb 19, 2008

    Glass-- thanks for not reacting emotionally to my point---I am saying that older men (cable, certainly not ALL older men) have the capability to fool teenage girls. I am a high school teacher, and I see it all the time---young little 14 year old thing wants a man, and a 22 year old with no life starts dating her, making her think he walks on water. (Yes, this actually happens)

    Admit it or not, Cable, men think about sex all the time, and some choose not to control it, like this guy in this report.

  • lilwil Feb 19, 2008

    I'm sorry, but sex offenders need to be watched with more scrutiny....too much of this is happening once they get out, they are hanging around children, etc.

    I understand about not holding "mistakes" over people heads, but something has to be done. Yet when you notify law enforcement about these sex offenders, their answer is "there is nothing we can do"...yet when something happens, the blame game starts and they are asking people to call in with information, etc...why, the response is always the same, "there's nothing that can be done".

    They can add more officers to patrol where sex offenders live. I would rather for my tax dollars for these officers to be paid to go to ensure the safety of children and other innocent victims from these predators.

  • Glass Half Full Feb 19, 2008

    In agreement with Air Biscuit, ANY adult, male or female, offering ANY child, male or female, alcohol does not have that child's best interests in mind. ALL parents should teach ALL children not to accept alcohol from ANY adult (or any other child for that matter) as the end result will most likely be detremental to them. Better for children to hear it from their parent(s) than to learn that lesson the hard way. I impress these things on my child as they occur in an attempt to keep my child as safe as I can and in the attempt to raise a child who is aware of its surroundings. I instill awareness as opposed to fear.

  • TinaD Feb 19, 2008

    Once a sex offender always a sex offender.

  • Eduardo1 Feb 19, 2008

    My first thought is why is the charge 2nd Degree? what type of rape has to occur to make it 1st, 2nd,3rd. I sort of go with a lobotomy or a full castration, not chemical, but the old fashion method, without any drug to minimize the pain. Here comes the ACLU group, it is cruel and unusual punishment. answer, was the RAPE cruel and unusual for the victim?

  • Cable Feb 19, 2008

    "Young ladies need to understand that older men, regardless of whether or not they are registered sex offenders, know how to seduce teenage girls, and alcohol is the number one tool." - Air Biscuit
    Ok they didnt say all but the message means all.
    Now sex criminals can not be rehabilitated. I say .45 to the back of the head would do justice and it would send the message out that we as a socity are not going to tolerate this behavior anymore.

  • Glass Half Full Feb 19, 2008

    Cable - Air Biscuit never used the word "all" - you did.

  • mrsw Feb 19, 2008

    This is so sick! That just goes to show that these monsters can't be rehabilitated!

  • Cable Feb 19, 2008

    Air Biscuit are you saying that all Older men are pervs and are out to get girls? Thats like saying all female teachers are after teenage boys. Or all older women are after younger men. While its tradjic that this happen please dont use the doctrine that all men are pervs because that simply is not true.

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