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Roanoke Rapids man charged with rape, kidnapping, indecent liberties

Posted July 21, 2008 6:48 a.m. EDT

— Halifax County authorities arrested a Roanoke Rapids man after an alleged sexual assault.

Cpl. James Rawls responded to a call in reference to an alleged sexual assault on Lone Oak Road.

Authorities later arrested Kennedy Edmonds, 41, and charged him with statutory rape, first-degree kidnapping and indecent liberties with a minor.

He was in the Halifax County Jail under a $150,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 27.