POLICE: Suspect Found Driving Rape Victim's Car

A man who police say raped, bound and severely beaten a woman Tuesday night in New Bern has been found in Wilmington.

Robert Partyka was apprehended on Highway 17 in Wilmington while driving the victim's stolen minivan.

Police say the rape happened at the Trent Court housing complex.

The 31-year-old Partyka will face charges of second degree rape, crimes against nature, larceny of a motor vehicle and two counts of communication of threats in Craven County.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, Partyka was convicted of an assault on a female and communicating threats in September 2008 in Craven County. According to the website, he was given probation and a suspended sentence of 12 months.

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  • by saddened Location: us on May 20, 2009 at 11:20 AM
    not one of us knows the whole story. i think you should all bite your tongues and keep your judgements to yourselves. You have no idea what really happened, or how much BOTH of them need to get serious help. This news story has omitted quite a bit of history on both people and their relationship. Maybe if you prayed more and truly cared about people, instead of gossiping and crucifying, things would begin to change in this very sad world. you should never wish harm on someone else. what kind of people are you?
  • by ?? Location: jacksonville on May 14, 2009 at 02:09 PM
    All I can say is that I'm greatful for this. This man is horrible, sick, and needs to be in prison. I know him personaly and he is unfortuatly capable of much more then the horrible things he has done. I'm just glad someone finally listened to the victum and took her seriously! Thank you New Bern and Wilimington police for taking this man off the street.
  • by Seeker Location: NC on May 14, 2009 at 07:23 AM
    Lets get one thing straight. Probation does nothing. If people quit braking the law it has nothing to do with probation.
  • by Lady M Location: NC on May 13, 2009 at 06:31 PM
    SICKO!!!!!! I hope that he gets a prison cell with BIG BUBBA
  • by Just a girl Location: wmst on May 13, 2009 at 05:29 PM
    yes he looks like he has been around Washington area, he looks familiar and nasty and creepy, He needs to be done the same way, torture him...
  • by kinston Location: nc on May 13, 2009 at 03:01 PM
    I heard this on the scanner last night. It was horrible. I pray for the victim and her family and pray that Robert gets his just payback in prison. SICK PERVERT!! Too many sex crimes in the news. There are to many willing participates out there to force a woman or God forbid an innocent child.
  • by nancy Location: nebraska on May 13, 2009 at 02:38 PM
    this man was born evil,look in his eyes.i betcha he has done this befor ,,huh/ now put him where he belongs so us ladies dont have to worry.
  • by Anonymous Location: jacksonville on May 13, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    Could it be you mean to tell me the same guy who was arrested for trying to steal a police badge from the swansboro police department is back in the news again
  • by Well on May 13, 2009 at 12:49 PM
    He's a thug. Simple and plain.
  • by TarHeel Location: Ayden on May 13, 2009 at 12:13 PM
    Very sad inded. I wonder if WITN ever proof's their reports. " man who police say raped, bound and severely beaten a woman Tuesday night in New Bern has been found in Wilmington"
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