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No Bond for Rapist in North Carolina

Posted on | February 3, 2024 | Comments Off on No Bond for Rapist in North Carolina

“He is off the streets right now and in the jail and he shouldn’t be let out. … How many people have we seen perform murders in this town that are on electronic monitoring? Have done larceny, have done break-ins … continue to do crimes with electronic monitoring. The program has a place, but keeping violent offenders from repeating violent crimes, it doesn’t seem to happen.”
Police Maj. Jonathan Thomas

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman was not mincing words after Santerius Allen was caught in the act of rape:

A man charged with rape in a south Charlotte sexual assault was denied bond during a court hearing on Thursday [Jan. 25].
Santerius Qwayshawn Allen, 32, is facing multiple charges in connection with an alleged attack in Ballantyne, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. The assault happened around 10 a.m. on Jan. 24 at a home on Chilvary Drive. When officers arrived, they heard screaming from inside the house.
Allen was found by officers inside the home and he was immediately taken into custody. Officers allege that Allen broke into the woman’s home through a window and sexually assaulted her. The woman’s 15-year-old daughter was home during the incident and called 911, CMPD said. The teen was not hurt.
Allen was charged with breaking and entering, first-degree kidnapping, second-degree rape, second-degree sexual offense, sexual battery and assault on a female in connection with the attack. During a court appearance Thursday, the district attorney’s office requested that Allen remain in jail without bond due to the severity of the charges and his criminal history.
The judge granted that request, and Allen was denied bond. A neighbor of the victim spoke during Thursday’s hearing and said the assault “destroyed the fabric of our community.” Allen asked to defend himself in court but was appointed a public defender by the judge. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 13.

The passing reference to Allen’s “criminal history” omits the interesting details of that history. Fortunately, being named Santerius Qwayshawn made his past crimes rather easy to find with a Google search. In 2014, at age 22, Santerius Qwayshawn Allen was wanted on a charge of felony breaking and entering when police found him in downtown Charlotte. Allen punched the officer and fled, but a police K-9 tracked him down, and the charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a government official were added. Four years later, in 2018, Santerius Qwayshawn Allen was driving a stolen 2013 Hyundai Accent in Gastonia around midnight when “officers attempted to stop the car. Allen fled from the vehicle on foot and was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit.”

What was the likelihood that this perpetrator would ever become a law-abiding citizen? I mean, he punched a cop. Shouldn’t that be considered a very serious crime, indicative of a profound hostility toward legal authority? Breaking and entering, grand theft auto, etc., and yet he kept getting turned loose until, eventually, his criminality escalated to rape, and finally now the system decides maybe turning him loose again wouldn’t be a good idea. Better late than never, I suppose.


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