Goldsboro Police Department
News Release | Case # 20210004258

Aug. 23, 2021

Media Contact:
LaToya Henry
Public Information Officer



First Degree Statutory Rape

Goldsboro, N.C. — On July 28, 2021, the Goldsboro Police Department received a report of a sexual assault involving a 12-year-old female juvenile. The alleged crime involved a 17-year-old male picking up the juvenile female, traveling to a different location, and engaging in sexual intercourse.

On Aug. 23, after further investigation by the Goldsboro Police Department Criminal Investigations Division, juvenile petitions were secured on the 17-year-old male for first-degree statutory rape and first-degree statutory sex offense. The 17-year old suspect was released to his parent. A first appearance is scheduled for Sept. 2 in Juvenile Court.

Anyone with information about this crime, or any other crime in the Wayne County area is asked to call or text Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255 or submit a TIP at Callers will remain anonymous and if your information leads to a felony arrest you will be given a cash reward for the information. Crime Stoppers gives cash rewards of up to $1,000 for information leading to felony arrests. Crime Stoppers is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) organization, funded solely by private donations. To make a donation, contact the Goldsboro Wayne Crime Stoppers Director at 919-734-8177.