Whitakers teen charged with rape of preschooler

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Ricky C. Shadding III,


From Staff Reports

Friday, November 17, 2017

A 16-year-old Whitakers male has been arrested and charged with the rape of a five-year-old girl.

Ricky C. Shadding III, 16, of Etheridge Farm Road was arrested Nov. 8 and charged with first degree statutory rape of a child under the age of 13 and first degree sex offense of a child under 13. 

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office received a report Sept. 26 of the sexual assault. Deputies said the victim was raped and forced to perform a sexual act with the suspect.

Shadding was jailed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.