03/28/10 — Police charge man in male rape

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Police charge man in male rape

By Nick Hiltunen
Published in News on March 28, 2010 1:50 AM

Police say a West Grantham Street man faces charges after an alleged sexual assault that sent a male acquaintance to the hospital.

Tyrone Lamonte Scriven, 29, was charged with two counts of first-degree sex offense after an alleged Friday afternoon sexual assault.

Goldsboro Police Investi-gator Paige Learnard, who investigates sex crimes for the city, was alerted to the case when the alleged victim was transported to Wayne Memorial Hospital on Friday, Goldsboro Police Sgt. Chad Calloway said.

Calloway said Saturday he did not know the age of Scriven's alleged victim or how the two men knew each other.

"(The victim is) an adult. I can't tell you how old he is exactly, because I'm not looking at the report, but he's a grown man; he's in his 20s, not a child," he said. "It was just a pretty violent assault."

He did not release the location of the assault, and a full report was not available at the police department.

According to state law, in adult cases, a person commits a first-degree sexual offense if they use or display a dangerous or deadly weapon during the assault. The charge may also be levied if a person inflicts serious personal injury during the sexual offense, or if he or she is "aided and abetted by one or more other persons," according to state law.

First-degree sex offense is a Class B1 felony, the second-most severe classification in North Carolina.

Depending on a defendant's record, each count of a Class B1 felony could garner from about 141/2 years in prison up to a life sentence without parole, according to state law.