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Two people arrested on child abuse charges

Posted February 25, 2010

— A Wendell man and a mother from Orlando, Fla., are facing child abuse charges after her 5-month-old daughter was hospitalized in Wake County on Tuesday.

The baby’s mother, Rachel Maureen Bond, 24, of 1429 W. New Hampshire St. in Orlando, and her friend, Philip J. Rader, 26, of 2643 Wendell Road in Wendell, were charged Wednesday with felony child abuse, according to arrest warrants.

The infant suffered a skull fracture, subdural hematoma, a cut between her lip and nose, bleeding in the right eye and three rib fractures, the warrants state.

Bond and Rader were arrested Wednesday at the Microtel Inn, off New Bern Avenue in Raleigh, where police found drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to warrants.

Two other children, a 1-year-old and a 2-year-old, were in the room with Bond and Rader at the time of their arrest, the warrants state. Rader was charged with contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.

Bond was being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail under a $500,000 bond. No bond had been set yet for Rader.

Both are due in court on March 17.

Rader was placed on probation in April 2009 after being convicted of driving with a revoked license, according to state Department of Correction records. He was two previous convictions for driving while impaired.


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  • this is fdup Feb 25, 2010

    to beat a five year old ...so sad

  • familyfour Feb 25, 2010

    Now, classes in school....that sounds like something worth trying. If we start early enough.

  • familyfour Feb 25, 2010

    Anyone who thinks parenting classes will help in these situations is CLUELESS.

    Addicts have a LONG way to go before even thinking about classes, and should NOT have their children to abuse and kill.

  • familyfour Feb 25, 2010

    The best place to start would be getting them off meth.

    Drugs are killing our kids....the parents do not care when they are strung out.

    Hold people accountable.

    LOOK at them. Call it like it is.

  • Adelinthe Feb 25, 2010

    Parenting classes, REAL ONES, should be a part of every school child's ciriculum from the age of 12 on. Then they'll learn what to expect from a child at certain developmental stages.

    There's nothing, NOTHING - a 5-month old could do that should warrant even a smack, let alone this.

    I pray they removed the other two children from their care as well. They'd be foolish to think they aren't being abused too, but then the legal system is often blind.

    Praying for the wee ones. Praying they never have to be in the presence of either of these two beasts in the future.

    God bless.


  • WRALcensorsforIslam Feb 25, 2010

    Parenting classes, those provided by SafeChild, are a joke. I would hope that the judges understand that and are not misled into thinking there is some value in attending those classes.

    Long before any parenting issues can be dealt with these two need to be in residential substance abuse treatment program like The Healing Place. Without sobriety all the "parenting classes" in the world are but a joke.

  • teach4NC Feb 25, 2010

    So now she will get put on probation and have to take parenting classes then get her children back. There are people out there who would love and care for these kids because of not being able to have any of their own but she will get them to screw them up some more....

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  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 25, 2010

    sorry armynavy, you are wrong again! Not employed by DAs office. But I am sorry about your grandchild. I am sure it is very painful for you as well as the child. I hope things are better now.

  • WRALcensorsforIslam Feb 25, 2010

    genie2u is ready2battle - You should read before attacking. I wrote this: "Willoughby's first instinct is to Voluntarily Dismiss any and all drug/alcohol and child neglect charges. I've pulled enough court records that I know their standard operating procedure." Those are criminal matters and those records are public records. Get an account on publicrecords.com and I can give you names of perps who were arrested by the Cary PD in possession of controlled substances and drug paraphernalia and had the former Voluntarily Dismissed in a plea deal for agreeing to accept the lesser charge. Sometimes the same perp got the same deal repeatedly. Once I can understand. Twice on the same set of charges? It's an abuse of justice for his office to keep giving the same plea deals to the same perps for the same set of charges repetitively. He's not alone. I can point to a specific example of the Durham County DA agreeing to a plea deal with a guy who provided alcohol to a minor.