Charges Dropped Against Man Once Accused of Attempted Abduction - wtvr

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Carl Frederick Rice has been cleared of all charges in what investigators originally described as the attempted abduction of a 9 year old boy. Full Story
Out of the Mouth of Babes

Fort Belvoir, VA

#1 May 27, 2010
Prosecutor, cops, mom, and kid say, "Oops our bad"… accused says, "Can I have my reputation back please?"

The word for today kids is OVERZEALOUS.

It’s a dangerous world out there, even for innocent people.
No Kidding

United States

#2 May 27, 2010
Good thing we didn't listen to the hundreds of blogs in the local paper that called for his execution. Why do bloggers believe everything in the news?
history buff

Richmond, VA

#3 May 27, 2010
I wonder what legal recourse this guy has,now that his face and name have been plastered all over every media outlet around?Is a'oops,we're sorry" all this poor guy can expect?
gray haired lady

Culpeper, VA

#4 May 27, 2010
The parties that be should issue a retraction and an apology in the local paper!
wtf

Richmond, VA

#5 May 27, 2010
maybe wtvr should quit posting his picture ?
chesterfield

Midlothian, VA

#6 May 27, 2010
well the police did the right thing by holding him untill they know for sure he didnt do anything wrong. I feel bad for the man having to go threw this but it sometimes happens. Im sure this man is a good man and maybe understand why this happened. Im just glad the police got this taking care of before he went to jail for 20 years! I think putting his face on here is a good thing because it shows the viewers that he is a good man not a felon
WOW

Mechanicsville, VA

#7 May 27, 2010
The news media did it again with the help of the cops, Lawyer another innocent man reputation is messed up and all he gets is a oop, we made a mistake... I said sue the media and the county.
PennyLane

Fredericksburg, VA

#8 May 27, 2010
Sounds familiar in Spotsylvania County. Remember the false arrest in Lisk/Silva case several years ago? Was the "victim's" identification a product of the county's "overzealous" deputies/investigators? I find it interesting the child was able to id (through a line-up) the "true perp" almost 2 wks later. Just a thought!
not a teahead

Richmond, VA

#9 May 27, 2010
Then it goes without saying, we owe mr. rice an big apology. Sorry sir, we'll give ourselves a punch in the face.
Sammy

Richmond, VA

#10 May 27, 2010
not a teahead wrote:
Then it goes without saying, we owe mr. rice an big apology. Sorry sir, we'll give ourselves a punch in the face.
Yeah, me too!
michael a lewis jr

United States

#11 Dec 24, 2012
chesterfield wrote:
well the police did the right thing by holding him untill they know for sure he didnt do anything wrong. I feel bad for the man having to go threw this but it sometimes happens. Im sure this man is a good man and maybe understand why this happened. Im just glad the police got this taking care of before he went to jail for 20 years! I think putting his face on here is a good thing because it shows the viewers that he is a good man not a felon
so you think they did the right thing by putting me in jail do you i bet you wood not think that way if you were put in jail for some thing that you did not do

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