Staunton Man Arrested on Rape Charge - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

There are 13 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jun 6, 2012, titled Staunton Man Arrested on Rape Charge - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Forty-year-old James Richard Eastwood of Staunton has been arrested on a rape charge.

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#1 Jun 6, 2012
Stupid for giving ANYONE you don't know a ride. Smart for at least having and using pepper spray and actually having the person arrested!!
TL in Cville

Rocky Mount, VA

#2 Jun 6, 2012
Good for her, not to smart to give the stranger a ride, but at least she had something to protect herself ... pepper spray!

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jun 7, 2012
I don't care how old you are you do NOT let ANYONE talk you into anything no matter how old you are!!! At least she knew how to protect herself!!! He needs to go to jail and stay there and maybe he can b somebody's B*&^*&!!! Don't drop the soap!!!!
Raymond Torres

Lake Worth, FL

#5 Jun 7, 2012
i am glad they caught this guy
Rick James

Louisa, VA

#6 Jun 7, 2012
Wouldn't his eyes be a little redder in that mugshot if pepper spray were used ?
Disaster zone

Waynesboro, VA

#7 Jun 7, 2012
Isn't it attempted rappe if he didn't rappe someone?
Good Thing

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jun 7, 2012
He's lucky she didn't have a gun. Glad they posted his picture. Maybe they can get him for some other assaults in the area if people come forward.
victim no more

Roanoke, VA

#10 Jun 11, 2012
Yes- the girl did use bad judgement but she is only 19. She may have felt intimidated or perhaps is a well intentioned girl who wanted to help the guy out. We've all been in a situation where someone asks us for a favor and although we are not comfortable, we can't come up w/ an excuse fast enough. We need to teach girls from an early age to be more aggressive and know it's ok to say no to a potentionally dangerous situation. Whatever the reason for her lapse in reasoning- something terrible and life changing happened to her. I hope she gets professional help and that he gets strung up by his balls.
Get Real

Columbus, OH

#11 Jun 11, 2012
Hang him...hang all rapists and child molesters. Don't make taxpayers fund his living, and don't let this monster have another chance

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Jun 11, 2012
What kind of 19-year-old hitchhikes to a storage facility? Get outta here. And how is this comparable to anything involving a child? I'm guessing this was a quid pro quo arrangement gone wrong.

Sterling, VA

#14 Jun 11, 2012
I am surprised anyone would be critical of a 13 yr old girl having STD. She is a child and its obvious there is a sicko waiting some where to take advantage of her. You convienced me you are NOT someone I would want around my child

Virginia Beach, VA

#16 Aug 6, 2012
the case against james eastwood has been dismissed and he is free. why? can we get some follow up news reporting?? thanks.
The Girl

Staunton, VA

#17 Oct 8, 2012
Ok, look... This is the girl that it happen to.. look for everyone that has something bad to say sorry but shut the F*** up... I have been though hard times and gave him a ride to get his stuff because I know what it is like to be without, I also know what it is like to be stranded. so for the haters. I will keep you in my prayers and pray your children dont get around him.. For the people supporting me. Thank you and reading this has helpped me a great deal. For the people that do not believe, YOU go though the pain, you dream the dreams and then come back to me... I didnt go to court to have him prosicuted because I was scared. Guess what? He still calls.. I am sorry if I sound angry but when people put there two cents in when they dont know S*** it gets to me. So please do not judge for you dont understand. I was not strng enough to face him in court.. I never will be.. I hope all of you have a great life. but dont judge mine. I will never give someone a ride again.. I learned. When he is dead I will be happier. until then I will live my life the best I can..

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