Man Arrested For Kidnap & Rape Of 13-Year-Old Girl

A Pamlico County man is facing 10 felony charges, including kidnapping and rape that involved a teenage victim.

Deputies arrested Anthony Peele of Grantsboro on Wednesday. The victim was a 13-year-old girl from Pamlico County.

The 36-year-old man is in jail on a $2.6 million bond and could face additional charges from two other counties.

Right now Peele is charged with indecent liberties with a child, first degree kidnapping, three counts of statutory offense with defendant being greater than 6 years older than victim, three counts of second degree sexual offense, statutory rape with the defendant being greater than 6 years older than the victim and second degree rape.

The Department of Correction web site says Peele got out of prison last October after serving 7-years and two-months for an attempted second degree rape and 2nd degree kidnapping conviction from Pamlico County.

The web site also says Peele was convicted in 1990 for taking indecent liberties with a child from Beaufort County.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 31, 2009 at 05:51 PM
    This is further proof our judicial and prisons systems are broken. They lock people up but do nothing to rehabilitate them before releasing them. People who commit these type of crimes need serious medical help and rehabilitation and we think putting them in prison for 10 years will fix them... BUT time and time again they get out and commit the same crimes. FIX THE SYSTEM!!! Quite letting out habitual felons without a proven rehabilitation program!!
  • by James Regal Location: USA on Jul 25, 2009 at 07:10 PM
    Again, I am in no way condoning the actions of this individual, or the decisions of the courts in terms of punishment, but either our country is founded on the "rule of law", or not. Some commenters here could actually be charged with "crimes", e.g. conspiracy to commit murder, from their threats and statements, just saying.
  • by MJ Location: Roper on Jul 24, 2009 at 07:01 PM
    and they keep letting him out,,Lord have mercy on the next child
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Jul 24, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    Why not throw his body in an alligator infested swamp? It makes sense
  • by Mother of 2 Location: Washington on Jul 24, 2009 at 11:42 AM
    Excuse me. Is it just me or does the justice in the first case seem a bit off. He is out and has done the same thing again. Just think you all. This is where our tax dollars are going on a regular basis. What is wrong with the judges and the justice system that they keep telling us to trust in.
  • by Michael Location: Downtown Merritt on Jul 24, 2009 at 09:38 AM
    I can't help but wonder why a judge and/or jury can't see a problem with this person. I can only hope that the DA will not settle the case for just a misdemeanor. I personnaly hope that WITN follows this case very closely and keeps the general public informed as to what is happening and not wait until after the fact.
  • by to James Regal Location: Greenville on Jul 24, 2009 at 09:21 AM
    So you could look in the face of a 13 yr old girl that had been molested by this creep & not feel some kind of hatred towards him welling up inside of you? Then you're a better person than most people (or not). You have NO clue what this man (term used loosely) took away from this child...I do as I endured this type of abuse at the hands of a family member. Our laws need to change to protect our children...I can assure you (right or wrong) if ANYONE touches my children, the taxpayers will be supporting ME, not the abuser. This is so sad, it breaks my heart. The punishment should fit the crime, so since rape is a brutal crime, what's the most brutal punishment allowed by law? That's what he deserves....10 times over! He doesnt deserve to live in prison with 3 square meals a day @ the taxpayer's expense.
  • by Mark Location: Greenville on Jul 24, 2009 at 09:05 AM
    James Regal location USA, you are shocked at the suggestion of violent crimes being commited on this individual? The fact of the matter is pedaphiles never get better! The only way to make sure that children are safe are either to lock them up for life, or put them down. What do you suggest send him to prison for 10 years then let them out so that another little girl down the street can be his victim?
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Jul 23, 2009 at 09:08 PM
    Some things never change, huh? He must've always liked them younger. In 1990, he was only 17 or 18, but now he's 36. You're too old for the game, "player".
  • by James Regal Location: USA on Jul 23, 2009 at 07:38 PM
    Not that I am condoning the alledged offenses, but I am shocked at the responses suggesting violent crimes be commited against the individual. Our country only works within the rule of law. The commentors are no better than, and maybe worse criminals than what is being alledged.
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