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Police: Goldsboro man sexually assaulted women during burglaries

Posted January 14, 2011 7:43 a.m. EST
Updated January 14, 2011 8:47 a.m. EST

— A Goldsboro man has been charged in connection with three burglaries since last spring in which two women were sexually assaulted and a third attacked.

Investigators said they believe that John Lewis Chapman II, 22, of 3668 Wayne Memorial Drive, committed the burglaries and assaults between March 2010 and this January.

Chapman was first pinpointed as a suspect in a March 18, 2010, burglary and sexual assault after police got the results of evidence analysis by the State Bureau of Investigation, police said.

Police said that when he was arrested Jan. 7, officers found evidence at his home of another burglary and sexual assault reported about eight hours earlier that same day.

Chapman was charged in both incidents and placed in the Wayne County jail under a $1 million secured bond.

While he was in jail, police said, investigators developed evidence linking Chapman to a third burglary and attempted kidnapping along South Harding Drive on July 18, 2010. A 51-year-old woman was physically assaulted during the burglary.

All together, Chapman faces three counts of first-degree burglary, two counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count each of second-degree sexual offense, attempted second-degree sexual offense, attempted second-degree kidnapping, common-law robbery, assault on a female and possession of stolen goods.

He was scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Chapman was convicted of assault on a female and wanton injury to personal property, both misdemeanors, in 2007, state Department of Correction records show. He was sentenced to probation.