Charlotte, NC - A 12-year-old girl caught a Charlotte city bus to go to school Wednesday. She then changed buses at the main transit located downtown. It was there, 28-year-old Marcus Maurice Kennedy boarded the bus with her and tried talking to her. The 12-year-old did not oblige. Marcus took this in stride and when the girl got off the bus to catch the school bus that takes her to her middle school, this fucking asshole followed her, dragged her into some bushes, and raped her.
Luckily, John Driggers heard the girl screaming and saw Marcus raping the girl, using a window squeegee against her neck. Several other witnesses began chasing Marcus when he ran off, capturing and him in a nearby yard where he was trying to change his clothes with some he had in a bag. These people then dragged his worthless ass back to the scene until cops showed up.
Now, here is the real kicker. Check out Kennedy’s arrest record:
09/17/96: Possession of a handgun by minor. Dismissed without leave.
07/08/98: Possession of marijuana up to half-ounce. Prayer for judgment. Carrying concealed handgun. Dismissed.
01/25/99: Harassing phone call; second degree trespassing: Guilty. Incarceration 30 days. Stalking. Dismissed.
04/13/99: Resisting public officer. Guilty.
04/02/99: Assault on a female. Guilty. Probation: 18 months.
11/05/99: Carrying concealed gun. Guilty. Incarceration 30 days. Possession of stolen goods. Dismissed without leave.
04/30/00: Possession of cocaine. Dismissed.
10/26/01: Second-degree trespass. Dismissed.
11/18/01: Indecent liberties with a child. Guilty. Probation 24 months.
03/06/02: Second-degree trespass: Dismissed.
02/29/04: Driving while impaired. Dismissed.
05/04/04: Larceny. Guilty. Incarceration 40 days.
05/09/04: Drug possession. Dismissed
08/05/04: Possession of drug paraphernalia. Dismissed.
09/11/04: Harassing phone call. Dismissed.
01/06/05: Possession of drug paraphernalia: Guilty. Incarceration 13 days.
05/11/05: Failed to register as a sex offender. Dismissed.
05/13/05: Possession/Consuming beer/wine public street. Guilty. Incarceration 10 days.
09/03/05: Possession of drug paraphernalia. Dismissed without leave.
09/21/05: Second-degree trespass. Guilty. Incarceration 2 days.
12/13/05 Failed to register as a sex offender. Guilty. Incarceration 17 to 21 months.
02/22/06: Resisting public officer. Guilty. Incarceration 30 days.
11/26/06: Possession of drug paraphernalia: Guilty. Incarceration 3 days.
12/14/06: Breaking or entering. Guilty. Incarceration 2 days.
12/16/06: Possession of drug paraphernalia: Dismissed by the court.
03/20/07: Loitering. Dismissed. Resisting public officer. Dismissed. Drug paraphernalia. Guilty.
03/12/08: Possession of drug paraphernalia: Guilty. Incarceration 26 days.
03/13/08 Public consumption. Guilty. Incarceration 2 days.
03/29/08: Second-degree trespass: Dismissed without leave.
04/02/08: Two counts possession of cocaine. Pending. Drug paraphernalia. Pending.
05/20/08: Second-degree trespass. Guilty. Incarceration 24 days.
06/25/08: Second-degree trespass: Dismissed without leave.
06/26/08: Simple assault. Dismissed. Larceny. Dismissed. Injury to personal property. Dismissed. Simple assault. Dismissed.
Does this not piss off anybody? How in the hell was this man still on the street? Marcus can now add kidnapping and rape to his list.
Oh, and since I know people will ask. It seems as if the girl used to live in that area, but had recently moved. She was taking the city buses BACK to her old neighborhood so that she could take her old school bus to school. My guess is wherever she lives, may be out of her current school’s district or something. Not that it matters one bit, of course, just trying to explain why she was bus hopping.
Anyway, here is hoping Marcus is not free to roam the streets again.Tags: Kidnapping, Rape, repeat offendor, sex offendor, Sexual Assault