UPDATE: Craigslist Helps Police Make 2ND Arrest In Rape

Authorities say they are confident that a North Carolina man charged with rape for an encounter arranged on Craigslist knew that it was not consensual.

Kannapolis Police Capt. Chuck Adams told WCNC-TV that 39-year-old Rodney Liverman Sr. of Norwood should have known that the encounter was not going to be a role-play. Authorities have said that the woman's husband arranged the attack online, and investigators say he watched as Liverman assaulted his wife.

Liverman was arrested Friday and is charged with first-degree rape and three other sex offenses. Authorities said they do not know if Liverman has an attorney. The husband was charged earlier with first-degree rape and remains in jail on a $200,000 bond.

The attack occurred May 31 at a home in Kannapolis, about 25
miles northeast of Charlotte.

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Police have arrested a man suspected of raping a North Carolina woman in her home after authorities say the victim's husband arranged the attack on Craigslist.

Kannapolis police said Saturday the online classified service
helped them find 39-year-old Rodney Liverman Sr. Liverman was arrested at his Norwood home Friday. He is charged with first-degree rape and remains in jail on a $250,000 bond.

Police Capt. Chuck Adams says the U.S. Secret Service also
helped track Liverman. Adams says he doesn't know if Liverman has an attorney and a phone listing could not be found.

Authorities say the man arranged to have Liverman attack his
wife while he watched on May 31.

The Associated Press is not naming the man to avoid identifying
his wife.


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