Alleged rapist took victims from bus stop

March 10, 2009 10:40:35 AM PDT
Authorities have caught an alleged rapist who they say took his minor victims from school bus stops.According to the Hoke County Sheriff's Office, 22-year-old Virgilio Aniceto of Raeford was arrested March 8 and charged with four felony counts of first-degree kidnapping and four felony counts of first-degree rape.

Sheriff Hubert Peterkin says Aniceto abducted minors from school bus stops from September 2008 to January 2009. A total number of victims was not provided.

In a release issued by the sheriff's office, Peterkin said Aniceto would kidnap a minor from the bus stop while they waited for school. He would then take the child to a hotel in Lumberton, Red Springs or Fayetteville.

Once at the hotel, authorities say the suspect would rape the minor and then take them to school.

According to the release, additional arrest warrants will be issued against Aniceto.

Aniceto is being held in the Hoke County Jail under an $80,000 bond.


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