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Woman says she was raped while jogging in Fayetteville

Posted April 13, 2012

— The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office on Friday said it was an investigating a rape that allegedly took place along Carvers Fall Road, off Ramsey Street, at approximately 9 p.m. March 31. 

A woman says she was jogging along a wooded area off Carvers Fall Road when she was attacked and raped. 

According to Cumberland County officials, the case was initially reported to military authorities, but based on that investigation, it was forwarded to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. 

Anyone with information concerning this case should call the sheriff's office at 910-323-1500.


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  • SouthernGirlJD Apr 19, 2012

    Hope they find him! Fayetteville is so sad...

  • hmalettepoole Apr 16, 2012

    I have a problem with the headline. How about "Woman Reports Rape" rather 'Woman Says she was raped'? Was there a reason a headline was written which throws doubt as to the assault taking place?

    I am a man. If I report I was hit on the head and my wallet was taken, would the headline be "Man Says he was mugged"? No, it would be "Man Mugged on Main Street".

    Any language which puts the 'facts' in doubt is by its nature casting doubt in the veracity of the person reporting the crime.

    Think about it.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Apr 13, 2012

    I wish the woman could have given a description of the man (color, age, height), but I am assuming she could not get any of that information. That is a shame, because that could help. Otherwise, it should have been posted in this story and it's not. Therefore, I can only assume she only knows one thing about the attacker. He's a male.


  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Apr 13, 2012

    Everyone, both men and women, need to always be careful. Some people go on the big trail for hundreds of miles hiking, all alone. I don't think that is smart or safe, for men or women.

    A person should have a right to go jogging at 2:00 a.m. in the morning, if they want to. That may not be the brightest or smartest thing to do, but it's their choice.

    One day, this man will pick the wrong woman and when he does, he won't know what hit him.



  • muggs Apr 13, 2012

    Should not be having to worry about what time of day or night anyone jogs,start enforcing stiff sentences on these criminals and don't let them take our feedoms from us,it needs to be the other way around,having two sisters I have always felt that rape should be an offense that should carry a life sentence with no parole but our judicial system sees it in another way,many women never get over this and it should be the same for the rapist when caught.

  • michele21179 Apr 13, 2012

    hey humankindness: women do have the right to jog alone at night anywhere they want to. So do men. what is your point?

  • pinkiglock Apr 13, 2012

    Women should have the freedom to jog when they wish, but the smart woman will bring along a German Shepherd and a .357 magnum.

  • ncdixie1 Apr 13, 2012

    The woman had every right to be where she was, however I must agree with airbornemonty being alone at 9pm jogging is just not safe, especially near a wooded area. I wish she'd have taken the time of day and other factors into consideration. God bless her and what she is going through. I hope LE catches him before he hurts another.

  • airbornemonty Apr 13, 2012

    I am aware that rape is a horrible crime and a strong effort should be made to apprehend the culprit ASAP.

    But my concern is that a woman jogging alone at 9 p.m. is like a bright neon sign just waiting for someone to spot it and turn it off.

    As for the length of time that it took the authorties to declare the crime, it was probably to make sure that what the jogger claimed was the truth and nothing but the truth.

  • HumanKindness Apr 13, 2012

    Every single one of you that suggests that the circumstance (alone, night, wooded area, Fayetteville) was a REASON FOR RAPE should be ashamed. Women should have the same freedom to jog/walk about as men.