FIRST ON WITN: Former Cop Charged With Rape, Sexual Offenses

A former police officer has been charged with four sex offenses, including a rape charge.

Goldsboro police say Walter Finley, Jr. was a police officer there from 1993 through 1999, when he resigned. Police say the offenses happened between 1995 and 2000, at a time when he was an officer.

Police say there is no evidence to suggest that the 40-year-old Finley committed the alleged attacks while on duty. All of the victims were acquaintances of the suspect.

He is charged with one count of first degree rape and three counts of first degree sexual offense. Finley is in the Wayne County jail on a $1-million bond.


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  • by SARS Location: Greenville on Sep 11, 2009 at 08:11 AM
    The story states he was a cop when the alleged offenses took place. That fact is probably why the story states he was a cop.
  • by whats the story? on Sep 11, 2009 at 03:16 AM
    hey why dont you air the story when there IS evidence either way? that way you have an actual story and not slander!
  • by C. D. Location: GREENVILLE on Sep 10, 2009 at 05:46 PM
    The media in general try to make the police look bad any time they can. If they can sensationalize a story with the headlines "police or cop" they think the story will have much more impact. I totally agree with you anon, I guess it would be safe to say that everyone was a former infant. Why don't they put that as a headline, "former infant charged with rape."
  • by Wow Location: Greenville on Sep 10, 2009 at 02:26 PM
    Hooch is crazy!
  • by Al Location: Greene Co on Sep 10, 2009 at 02:06 PM
    I ve know him went through Basic with him. He is a good man . We need to know the facts before we judge! Till then lets see what happens. If he is guilty then so be it . Justice will be served.
  • by anon on Sep 10, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    All the victims?? I'm not going to accuse anyone who hasn't hasn't been convicted however, aren't police supposed to protect and serve?
  • by anon Location: wallace on Sep 10, 2009 at 12:53 PM
    he hasn't been a cop in 10 years , you make it sound like it was last week he resigned. that's like i was a former high school student 30 years ago. after 10 years he 's not a cop. dawg witn you stir more than the enquirer does!
  • by Fran Location: NC on Sep 10, 2009 at 12:05 PM
    That's scary.
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