N.C. police officer charged with stat...

N.C. police officer charged with statutory rape

There are 22 comments on the WCNC story from Sep 15, 2006, titled N.C. police officer charged with statutory rape. In it, WCNC reports that:

A Boiling Spring Lakes police officer has been charged with the statutory rape of a teenage girl with whom he communicated with on MySpace, a popular Internet site, authorities said.

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Denese Stidham

Matthews, NC

#1 Sep 17, 2006
In response to this report, a report I might add has no factual or useful information. Luke Stidham is my brother and I am damn proud of my brother. All facts of this case have not yet been made public. As usual, the media has sensationalized this case to boost their own pathetic careers and ratings. My brother is an outstanding police officer who only wanted to help those in his community. It is a shame that only certain specifics of this case have been blown up and other very useful information over looked or passed over because it just doesn't make good entertainment. What happened to " Innocent until proven guilty " ? Anyone of us could be in the same situation as my brother. He simply was trying to help a very troubled young girl. Also, who are any of you to sit in judgment of my brother, are your houses so unbreakable? I love my brother and know the the type of man he is. He is an honorable man with strong convictions. So, unless you know my brother personally as well as the details to this case.... I suggest you tend to your own life and your own obstacles. Here is another tip for you, when publishing comments on a public website, it might benefit you to know what you're actually talking about.... just a thought.
JOSH CONNELL

Charlotte, NC

#2 Sep 19, 2006
U KNOW I DID NOT KNOW THAT THE PEOPLE IN U.S. WAS SO DAMN NOSEY, YALL DO NOT EVEN KNOW WHAT KIND OF PERSON LUKE IS. ALL YALL KNOW IS WHAT THE MEDIA HAS TO SAY ABOUT SOMEONE. AND TO ALL THAT THINKS THIS IS TRUE IT'S NOT. LUKE IS A CARING AND HELPFUL PERSON. THIS SHIT COULD HAPPEN TO ANYBODY.... THAT MEANS U. HOW WOULD U FILL IF U KNEW DEEP DOWN INSIDE THAT U DID NOT DO SOMETHING BUT EVERYBODY INCLUDING THE NEWS MEDIA WANTED TO TALK SHIT.. OH NO WE DONT THINK ABOUT THINGS LIKE THAT WE JUST GO INTO BLAMIN PEOPLE.. LUKE IS MARRIED TO MY AUNT AND I DONT THINK HE WOULD RAPE SOME 14YR OLD GIRL OVER HER.... IM SRY. AND FOR THE MEDIA YALL NEED TO JUMP TO THE NEXT CASE I THINK YA BURNED THIS ONE OUT. I GUESS IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE IF U HELP PEOPLE OUT IT WILL PAYOFF..... BY THE WAY MY NAME IS JOSH CONNELL WRITE BACK IF U DONT LIKE WHAT I SAID PUBLIC...THANKS
livebythelaw

Burgaw, NC

#3 Oct 4, 2006
You seem to be about as uneducated and morally corrupt as the rest of this disgusting family! I pity your aunt, she is innocent, but you are a complete moron for even considering this loser of an uncle you have is innocent! Do you really think the SBI would arrest him and his very own chief fire him if these were just some "trumped up charges"?(chief and some of ushis co-workers helped compile evidence AGAINST him..trust me...a lot of officers knew about this..it will come out) Let me spare your brain the energy...NO WAY! Get over yourself and help out your aunt...forget the pedophile...he is going away for a long time...AWAY FROM LITTLE GIRLS! Hopefully he will have a big friendly cell mate!
CHC

Mooresville, NC

#4 Jul 14, 2007
FIRST OFF, I KNOW HIM, HE LIVES VERY CLOSE TO ME, AND HE IS A AS*HOLE. HE ONLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF, AND AS A POLICE OFFICER IF HE IS STUPID ENOUGH TO GO ON MYSPACE AND TALK TO TO AN UNDERAGE GIRL, THAN HES STUPID ENOUGH TO GET CAUGHT. HES A JERK OFF, AND HE GETS WHAT HE DESERVES.
someone

Shallotte, NC

#5 Jul 14, 2007
CHC is right he is a jerk off and i have met him a couple times. This 14 y.o. girl is not the only girl he has had encounters with and if he is not charged and put away it most likely wont be the last girl he......... ugh i am so pissed with the boiling spring lakes gov't. first a couple officers get in trouble now the chief is most likely gonna get fired for having relations with his secretary.
Iknow

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#6 Jul 20, 2007
CHC and someone, better get ready to eat your words. the truth is getting ready to come out. If you really knew luke, you know he is not like what you say. I believe I know who wrote those comments. and they only want to make him look guilty, but the truth is going to told.
The one accused

Hubert, NC

#7 Oct 11, 2007
Hey CHC and someone, by the way CHC you are one of the trailer bunch that live around the corner from me and do you remember that I caught you stealing my lumber and I made you buy me more? If that makes me an as*hole so be it!! Second, someone I probly at one time arrested you or someone you know, so your comment is to be expected. Come Nov, 2007 EVERY PERSON will see it on the news just how wrong you are. But you are right about one thing, and it has nothing to do with me. Regardless, WE ALL will be standing in front of God come judgement day and you can bet that every single lie will come out!! God Bless you both and I will add you both to my prayers tonight.
what the hell

Ocean Isle Beach, NC

#8 Jun 25, 2008
your right he is an a**hole.
and he says come Nov, 2007 we will all see the truth he lied.It's been amlost 2 years and no court yet. Well i guess he is really screwed.
Anonymous

Orangeburg, NY

#9 Sep 7, 2009
Bottom line is whatever charge he got, only he knows what really happen anyway. In a game called telephone, a person says something and it comes out different at the end. Like i said he only knows what happened.

Since: Jul 09

Maxton, NC

#10 Sep 7, 2009
Anonymous wrote:
Bottom line is whatever charge he got, only he knows what really happen anyway. In a game called telephone, a person says something and it comes out different at the end. Like i said he only knows what happened.
Actually he, the girl, and God knows what happened. Does anyone know how this case turned out?
OKI Local

Wilmington, NC

#11 Sep 8, 2009
I do not understand how people think that law enforcement just out of no where makes stuff up. Like things just come out of the blue.

I know that law enforcement is a bit lame around here, with their nonsense and whatnot, but people don't just MAKE UP random things for their pleasure.
If they do, they are a waste of life.
Larry

United States

#12 Jan 15, 2010
Denese Stidham wrote:
In response to this report, a report I might add has no factual or useful information. Luke Stidham is my brother and I am damn proud of my brother. All facts of this case have not yet been made public. As usual, the media has sensationalized this case to boost their own pathetic careers and ratings. My brother is an outstanding police officer who only wanted to help those in his community. It is a shame that only certain specifics of this case have been blown up and other very useful information over looked or passed over because it just doesn't make good entertainment. What happened to " Innocent until proven guilty " ? Anyone of us could be in the same situation as my brother. He simply was trying to help a very troubled young girl. Also, who are any of you to sit in judgment of my brother, are your houses so unbreakable? I love my brother and know the the type of man he is. He is an honorable man with strong convictions. So, unless you know my brother personally as well as the details to this case.... I suggest you tend to your own life and your own obstacles. Here is another tip for you, when publishing comments on a public website, it might benefit you to know what you're actually talking about.... just a thought.
He Pleaded Guilty !!!!
not a client

Jacksonville, NC

#13 Jan 16, 2010
Larry wrote:
<quoted text> He Pleaded Guilty !!!!
Had to!!!!!!!!!!
guestlb

Hubert, NC

#14 Sep 8, 2010
This is sad Luke was a nice policeman. The Really sad part is the BSL'S Finest Detective Curtis Bedwetter Has Been Doining this same crap for years, he left his first wife for a young girl so why aint he in jail too??? He stops girls and trades sex instead of tickets how does this work i've been in law eforcement for 5 years and have never seen no mees like this ashame well i guesss every dog has it's day his day has not come yet ??????
Have some ethics

Blanchard, OK

#15 Apr 28, 2011
Anybody familiar with a Boiling Spring Lakes officer Named Jason? He left about a year ago and went to work in Florida somewhere.
Someone who knows

Mantua, OH

#16 Sep 12, 2011
This is far from over. It will all come out how certain evidence was not presented but hidden, even from Mr Stidham. Lies have a way of leaking and this case has "flood" written all over it.
Someone who knows

Charlotte, NC

#17 Oct 19, 2011
I find it interesting that 2 seperate men were charged with the same crime but one does 30 days and the other does 4 and a half years. It also amazes me that evidence was found that the one who served 30 days did in fact have sex with BNL but no real evidence was found on the ex-cop who had no choice but to plead guilty because the prosocution made it out like the emails were enough to put him away. It didn't matter that it was proven that the emails were fake or that a dna test was done looking for semin ano NO semin was found or that 3 out of 4 interviews with witnesses stated they thought either BNL had a school girl crush on Mr Stidham, and the so called suicide attempt was to get the defendants attention, by the way, who tries to kill themselves with 8 tylenols?(the rest were found cogged inside of the tiolet)It also amazes me that 2 other witnesses stated they believe they were with Mr Stidham the night in question but not one witness was used in his defense. Could it because EVERY witness brought in for questioning was brought in by the prosocuton and every witness pretty much blew their thero as to what happened all to hell and back? Makes you wonder hu??????
tracy

Morehead City, NC

#18 Jan 17, 2012
Luke has not done anymore than Ledbetter has done Ledbetter has been doing it for years. If he stops a woman any age if they cry he will ask them to meet me a little bit later and we can trade. The only reason he is not in jail is because of Richard White has covered his butt all those years when he was police chief.
Rusty

Shallotte, NC

#19 Aug 17, 2012
tracy wrote:
Luke has not done anymore than Ledbetter has done Ledbetter has been doing it for years. If he stops a woman any age if they cry he will ask them to meet me a little bit later and we can trade. The only reason he is not in jail is because of Richard White has covered his butt all those years when he was police chief.
I know how crooked and corupt Ledbetter was as a cop. I have heard before that White protected him but that seems to be down the tubes as under White now mayor, Curtis got canned. It was way too long in coming but it was justice being served. BTW, you won't find any cops anywhere in the county crying over this one being kicked out.
Jed

Blanchard, OK

#20 Sep 3, 2012
Where is Officer jason collins? Is he still at Boiling Sping lakes?

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