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Sheriff: Raeford man coaxed girls into home, assaulted them

Posted October 18, 2011

— Hoke County authorities arrested a Raeford man last week on new charges stemming from the March sexual assault of three girls. 

Roy Allen Collins, 59, of 109 Redberry Lane, lured the girls into his home to help him move furniture, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin said Tuesday. Once they were inside, investigators said, Collins locked the door, demanded that the two older girls remove their clothing and "model" for him while the youngest girl, an 8-year-old, watched. 

He threatened to kill the victims if they did not do what he wanted and sexually assaulted the older girls in front of the 8-year-old, Peterkin said. After the assault, Collins allegedly gave them cigarettes and again threatened to kill them if they told anyone.

Several days later, Collins offered $20 to one of the girls in exchange for sex, but she refused, Peterkin said.

Authorities initiated their investigation after a 911 call on April 19, about one month after the alleged assaults. In May, they charged Collins with first-degree statutory sexual offense, attempted second-degree statutory sexual offense, two counts of indecent liberties with a minor and two counts of first-degree kidnapping.

After further investigating the assaults, Collins was charged with participating in the prostitution of a minor, attempted statutory rape of a child and indecent liberties with a minor on Oct. 13.

He was being held Tuesday under a $50,000 bond at the Hoke County jail.


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  • moretabs Oct 20, 2011

    he must've had more than $17, if he offered her $20

  • SouthernGirlJD Oct 19, 2011

    Send him to jail and give him the needle! Sick people like that deserve nothing less!

  • tarzappa Oct 18, 2011

    Why such a low bond?It is a fraction of what it should be....

  • Disabled Vet Oct 18, 2011

    Way too many sickos out there in the world!

  • maz6123 Oct 18, 2011

    This guy doesn't deserve bond. Good thing he isn't from my neighborhood. If he gets out on bond and tries to go back home...ouch!

  • love2dostuff Oct 18, 2011

    Rebelyell, I think he's been in jail since May since the incident with the girls happened back in April. They just added a new charge to his "list" a few days ago....and that's why it's in the news. Agreed his bond is low, but if he only has a 1972 Vega to his name and $17 in his savings account, then he'll never be able to post bond so it's sufficient. The court isn't responsible for making bail bondsmen wealthy.

  • jblake1932 Oct 18, 2011

    I think he got whooped by a meat ax!!

  • pat7 Oct 18, 2011

    Looks like the guys face was put threw the meat grinder,And your a very sick man and will get Life . And we should start taking the hands off of these guys and sending them to jail .

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 18, 2011

    If the charges are as listed, why is the bond so low?

  • Rebelyell55 Oct 18, 2011

    Ok, I've read it twice, now was he caught and locked up, then let out and did the 2nd crime? Or is this all from the 1st investigation and it's now taken a while to lock em up?