Posted Sept. 21, 2007 – In yet another bizarre sex-kidnapping crime in a rural southern community, three North Carolina men have been charged with holding 10 teenagers at gunpoint and forcing them to smoke dope and perform sex acts on one another.
Unlike the case involving the six White people in West Virginia, the defendants in this strange ordeal are young African-American men.
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Authorities in Sampson County, N.C., say that the men, all in their early-20s, held the school-age females and four males hostage at the home of one of the victims.
Orman Rashan Carroll, 21, Wayne Bernard Fleming, 20, and Terrance O'Brian Parker, 20, pictured above, from left to right, were charged with 10 counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and 10 counts of second degree kidnapping, according to Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton.
Parker and Fleming have also been hit with gun charges; Parker also faces charges of first-degree forcible sex and injury to real property. They are being held on a half-million-dollar bond.
The teens were forced to perform sex acts and smoke marijuana, but Thornton declined to elaborate further, according to The Associated Press.
"The kids who were victims are very fortunate to be alive. I can't imagine the horror that was going through their minds. I'm just glad that we got these animals off the street, so that maybe the victims and their families can get some type of closure and feel a little safer… ."It's scary to think that we've got young people out there that would even think of doing something like this to someone else," Thornton said in a statement.