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Southern Pines man charged with attempted rape

Posted May 8, 2014

— A Southern Pines man was arrested Thursday for attempting to rape a 69-year-old female, Moore County investigators said.

John Dixon Richards, 52, of 2206 N. May St., is charged with attempted second degree rape, sexual battery, assault on a female and false imprisonment.

Richards was held at the Moore County jail Thursday on a $15,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for June 6.


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  • Cabe Merritt May 9, 2014
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    Who sets these ridiculous bonds?

  • wytlytn May 9, 2014

    a theif gets a $2.7 million bond and a rapist gets $15K, something is not right with this system

  • LetsBeFair May 9, 2014

    thought he had himself some easy pickens!

  • outhousecat May 8, 2014

    Nasty. I hope she knocked him into next week. And only a $15k bond?? That's not nearly enough for a "man" that would attack a 69 year old lady.

  • Obamacare for America May 8, 2014

    Looks like the old man from 'Home Alone.'