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Warrants: Man texted girls before rapes

Posted May 20, 2010

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— An 18-year-old Rolesville man charged with raping 13-year-old and 12-year-old girls called and texted the victims before the alleged assaults, according to search warrants returned Wednesday.

Matthew Alexander Burgie, of 305 Watkins Glen Road, was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree rape and statutory rape. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $900,000 bond.

The search warrants state that Burgie called and exchanged text messages with the 13-year-old early on May 15. The victims told investigators that he offered to help them sneak out of their Greene County home to hang out with him, the warrants state.

Burgie came to their house, helped the girls climb out of their bedroom window, and then drove them to his Rolesville house, where he had sex with them, according to the warrants. He then dropped them off at a gas station in Greene County.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation after the girls were brought to Pitt Memorial Hospital later that morning. The case was handed over to Rolesville police.

Investigators seized blue jeans, blankets, sheets, earrings, a digital camera and a cell phone from Burgie's house, according to the search warrants.

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  • mad_dash May 21, 2010

    I have a 14 yro girl. She has a cell phone, and a computer in her room. I check both at random times. She and I talk about EVERYTHING. She knows I trust her, but im ALWAYS keeping an eye on her (and her friends).I am not stupid, I know she doesnt tell me everything. But I have taught her about respecting herself. She actually tells her friends not to be nasty. And how people look at them when they "think sex is cool". I have not sheltered her from anything. I have even sat her (several times) and her friends down and shown them pics of STDs, and had talks with them about being a parent too young. I do not hide anything from her, and am honest about everything. I want her to be a teenager, and have a good time with her friends. But she also knows what stepping over the line is also.

  • whatsupwiththat May 20, 2010

    AND WADELAND.......99% OF TEENS AND TWEENS HAVE CELL PHONES...GET WITH IT! KIDS AS YOUNG AS 3RD GRADE HAVE THEIR OWN PHONES THESE DAYS...

  • whatsupwiththat May 20, 2010

    I HAVE A 13 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND I KNOW FROM WHAT SHE TELLS ME THAT THERE ARE PLENTY OF 13 AND 14 YEARS OLD GIRLS HAVING CONSENTUAL SEX WITH 13 AND 14 YEAR OLD BOYS. NOTHING CAN BE DONE ABOUT THAT. THIS GUY IS ONLY PUNISHABLE BC OF HIS AGE.

  • Alexia.1 May 20, 2010

    "1 of the original Americans", I think you forget what laws are for. Laws are intended to bring order out of chaos. The problem, though, is that some of these social laws go overboard. This is one of them, in my view. If the girl was 18 and the boy was 23, it's not illegal. 17/22? 16/21? 15/20? 14/19, 13/18? See my point? Which is legal and illegal? I suspect you don't know. I don't. Would the young boy know?

    The other issue here is that I suspect nobody has ever told this boy that that's illegal and he might not understand why. Remember, he's 18 and perhaps still in high school.

    We're so quick to start calling somebody a "man" in this country when I'd likely consider him a kid.

    Anyway, I don't want to suggest I condone the behavior, but I just disagree with criminal punishment for things like this.

  • gingerlynn May 20, 2010

    I have an 18 year old son and he has two younger sisters. From the time he was 12 I told him not to put himself in a compromising position. Many of his sisters young friends had crushes on the "older brother" and he was told from the onset of puberty not to put himself in a position where people could even THINK anything. Including not letting him drive any of her friends anywhere without an adult in the car.

  • sillywabbitthepatriot May 20, 2010

    Disgusting.

  • 1 of the original Americans May 20, 2010

    I know a 16, almost 17 year old dating a 24 year old right now with her parent's permission....and he, get this, is in law enforcement.......so give me a break

    UHHH....someone should report him!!! law is the law agree with it or not!!!

  • kproudmommaof2 May 20, 2010

    carolinaprincess62:: That is because in the state of NC 16 is the age of consent. 12 and 13 is wayyyyy too young. He is an adult. They are children. Of course they knew what they were doing, the thing is they are not old enough to make that kind of decision. Which is why the law is in place. AS IT SHOULD BE.

  • Alexia.1 May 20, 2010

    Weetie, thank them for what? That you had no fun in high school?

    Honestly, the girls I knew in high school that ran wild like these never seemed to have regrets. In fact, I remember a 13-year-old girl once that could not wait to "do it". She talked openly about wanting to. Her brother was a good friend of mine and we both tried to talk her out of it, but she did it anyway. She was 13, and I remember very well that she was fully aware of what she was doing. And, she never regretted, as far as I can tell. It certainly didn't stop her the other times with the other boys in high school. Some girls are just as wild as some boys.

    What's unfortunate is that we throw the book at the young boy in this case. Like I said, it's entirely possible that he didn't know this was illegal. I didn't know these laws at that age.

  • NewinRaleigh25 May 20, 2010

    Sorry $400,000 house

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