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Convicted rapist wanted in Goldsboro attack

Posted July 8, 2010 10:31 a.m. EDT
Updated July 8, 2010 10:37 a.m. EDT

— Goldsboro police say a man wanted in a July 4 rape was recently released from prison after serving time for a 1993 rape conviction.

Jasper Devon Godwin, 40, is wanted on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree burglary. Police said he entered through the unlocked front door of a home in northeastern Goldsboro and sexually assaulted the woman.

Godwin was convicted in 1993 of second-degree rape and shoplifting, according to state Department of Correction records. He was released in December after serving 16 years of a maximum 35-year sentence.

DOC records show that while in prison, he racked up 88 infractions, including multiple ones for a sexual act and fighting.

The North Carolina Sex Offender Registry lists Godwin's address as 1304 George St. He is 6 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 177 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He has tattoos on his right arm.

Anyone with information about Godwin's whereabouts should call Goldsboro police at 919-735-2255 or text Crime Stoppers at 919-273-6585.