One of two men charged with abducting ECU student breaks down in court

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - One of two men who police say abducted an ECU student the morning after Halloween broke down during his first court appearance this morning.

Joshua Worsley began crying during discussions about whether he should get a court-appointed attorney.

The 27-year-old Worsley and 33-year-old Cornelius Langley, are both charged with first-degree kidnapping of the 20-year-old ECU student. Worsley is also charged with attempted second-degree sex offense.

Police say the woman was lured into the men's car around 2:30 a.m. Friday at 5 Points Plaza. They say she was groped and Worsley tried to sexually assault her.

The victim managed to text a friend who was able to eventually follow the car and confronted the men when they stopped at the Camelot Inn on South Memorial Drive, according to police.

Police say that's when the woman was released.

Worsley and Langley are being held on $250,000 bonds and both men have November 20th court dates.


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Police say an ECU student was abducted from a Greenville street but was able to text friends about her ordeal that led to her freedom.

Greenville police say it happened around 2:30 a.m. Friday and involved a 20-year-old woman.

Officers have charged Joshua Worsley, 27, of Robersonville, and Cornelius Langley, 33, of Greenville, with first degree kidnapping. Worsley has also been charged with attempted second degree sex offense. They are expected to appear in court Thursday morning.

Police say the men lured the victim into their car at Five Points Plaza. They say she was groped and Worsley tried to sexually assault her.

The ECU student texted her friend who was able to eventually follow the car until it stopped outside the Camelot Inn on South Memorial Drive. Police say the friend confronted the two and the men released the victim.

Use of city street cameras and information from the victim led to the arrest of Worsley and Langley Wednesday on the charges.

The two men are being held on $250,000 bonds at the Pitt County jail.