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Woman reports attack by naked man in wildlife area

Posted June 2, 2009
Updated June 7, 2009

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— A woman told Chatham County sheriff's deputies that she was walking in the wildlife observation area off of U.S. Highway 751 in northern Chatham County when she was assaulted Tuesday.

According to the woman, a naked man grabbed her and made sexual statements to her, then followed her after she broke away.

Deputies responding to the woman's call arrested David Hardin, 47, of 103 Shaftsberry Court in Cary, and charged him with indecent exposure, assault on a female and sexual battery.

Hardin was being held in the Chatham County Jail on $100,000 secured bond. His next court appearance was set for June 10.


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  • Student Nurse Jun 3, 2009

    Yes, it was scary, and Ft. Fisher Aquarium called the Sherrif's dept. You don't forget scary stuff like that.

  • ops12305 Jun 2, 2009

    bigredtruckman .....took me a few seconds to realize you are
    a Ray Stevens fan, me also.

  • nandud Jun 2, 2009

    "What was she doing their by herself? Its a dangerous world we live in and I am sure she knows that."

    Oh, so now this is her fault. She's the victim, remember?

  • Mom2two Jun 2, 2009

    I looked up the real estate records: typical Cary resident; big house on a lot the size of a square of toilet paper; bought brand new 17 years ago.

    I feel sorry for his wife and kids (if he has any).

  • intuit Jun 2, 2009

    I'd say this guy lacks game.

  • veyor Jun 2, 2009

    Two words - Concealed Carry

  • pinehorse Jun 2, 2009

    I guess his e-harmony and match.com accounts weren't getting many hits.

  • Professor Jun 2, 2009

    What was she doing their by herself? Its a dangerous world we live in and I am sure she knows that.

  • jprime Jun 2, 2009

    Thats scary, I have been out to that place before looking for eagles.

  • tgw Jun 2, 2009

    Hay krilliekat-either he really scared you-or you have great memory-or both.