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Warrants: Man texted girls before rapes

Posted May 20, 2010 12:22 p.m. EDT

— An 18-year-old Rolesville man charged with raping 13-year-old and 12-year-old girls called and texted the victims before the alleged assaults, according to search warrants returned Wednesday.

Matthew Alexander Burgie, of 305 Watkins Glen Road, was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree kidnapping and one count each of first-degree rape and statutory rape. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $900,000 bond.

The search warrants state that Burgie called and exchanged text messages with the 13-year-old early on May 15. The victims told investigators that he offered to help them sneak out of their Greene County home to hang out with him, the warrants state.

Burgie came to their house, helped the girls climb out of their bedroom window, and then drove them to his Rolesville house, where he had sex with them, according to the warrants. He then dropped them off at a gas station in Greene County.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office opened an investigation after the girls were brought to Pitt Memorial Hospital later that morning. The case was handed over to Rolesville police.

Investigators seized blue jeans, blankets, sheets, earrings, a digital camera and a cell phone from Burgie's house, according to the search warrants.