60-year-old Faces More Sex Charges

60-year-old Faces More Sex Charges

There are 28 comments on the WLTX Columbia story from Apr 7, 2008, titled 60-year-old Faces More Sex Charges. In it, WLTX Columbia reports that:

A 60-year-old man who was charged for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy in the 1970s is now facing more charges, as deputies say more victims could be out there.

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miss thang

United States

#1 Apr 7, 2008
why would you wait so long to arrest this poor man the kids enjoyed it back then i am a well learned student i would never tell on my man
Billy Bob

Manning, SC

#2 Apr 7, 2008
30 years later..........This is puzzling. If he's guilty he should get what he derserves, but please, 30 years???!!!

Since: Mar 08

Ridge Spring, SC

#3 Apr 7, 2008
It looks like to me he has done the same crime, sexual assault to a minor again.

Aiken County deputies arrested Hicks in January for sexually assaulting a separate 11-year-old boy.

key word for me would be "separate"

unless I'm just reading this wrong.
Eli Sunday

North Myrtle Beach, SC

#4 Apr 7, 2008
Should have executed this strange fool back in 1970.
cin

United States

#5 Apr 7, 2008
There are more victims out there that will NOT tell and may not receive treatment... Male on male is very hard to get a victim to talk... major kudos to him for telling and thank God somebody listened to stop this perp.

Since: Feb 08

Myrtle Beach, SC

#6 Apr 8, 2008
those kind of adults should have been role models because children are our future,period.

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Since: Dec 07

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#7 Apr 8, 2008
cin wrote:
There are more victims out there that will NOT tell and may not receive treatment... Male on male is very hard to get a victim to talk... major kudos to him for telling and thank God somebody listened to stop this perp.
Why is that do you think? Social stigma attached to anything "gay", because boys are taught to keep everything "inside" or what?

Parents need to teach their boys about the dangers of sexual assault, the same as they teach their girls. It can happen to them too.
NowWhat

Taylors, SC

#8 Apr 8, 2008
Wow, where are all the racist white people that are usually on this board. True, african americans are in the news all the time doing something stupid... however, at least we aren't screwing the little boys and girls... teachers sleeping with students.... Where are all the "perfect European Americans" on this board now...
The Gr8 Life

Clinton, SC

#9 Apr 8, 2008
NowWhat wrote:
Wow, where are all the racist white people that are usually on this board. True, african americans are in the news all the time doing something stupid... however, at least we aren't screwing the little boys and girls... teachers sleeping with students.... Where are all the "perfect European Americans" on this board now...
*Being a white woman, and I have to say that you are so right.

**I hate to see all of the race cards being thrown but this is true. If this were a black man or woman the whites would be all over this story talking about the ghetto.

***Honestly, I have one of those sick @$$ people in my familyand i so openly say that he doesnt deserve to walk our streets.

****This is truely something you see more in white men and women than any other race in the USA. This is sick, this man is sick.
counselor

Columbia, SC

#10 Apr 8, 2008
WRONG!!! sexual abuse is not a racial issue. Maybe the reporting is. I have interviewd thousands of patients and the rate of sexual abuse is alarming. I can count less then 30 females that did not report sexaul abuse prior to 18 years old. Many men are coming forward in therapy. The perps who are not in the public eye are UNEMPLOYED!!and are just hanging out in neighborhoods and are not making the news.
The Gr8 Life wrote:
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*Being a white woman, and I have to say that you are so right.
**I hate to see all of the race cards being thrown but this is true. If this were a black man or woman the whites would be all over this story talking about the ghetto.
***Honestly, I have one of those sick @$$ people in my familyand i so openly say that he doesnt deserve to walk our streets.
****This is truely something you see more in white men and women than any other race in the USA. This is sick, this man is sick.
The Gr8 life

Clinton, SC

#11 Apr 8, 2008
counselor wrote:
WRONG!!! sexual abuse is not a racial issue. Maybe the reporting is. I have interviewd thousands of patients and the rate of sexual abuse is alarming. I can count less then 30 females that did not report sexaul abuse prior to 18 years old. Many men are coming forward in therapy. The perps who are not in the public eye are UNEMPLOYED!!and are just hanging out in neighborhoods and are not making the news.
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Nobody is trying to say this is a racial issue, the point was on any other forum white people tend to get carried away if it is blacks involved stating many things toward the black communities. My purpose was to agree with another about the fact that white people tend to move to a new page instead of discuss a white involved issue.

And please dont tell me about sexual abuse, you may have interviewed but have you experienced? Have you ever been really close to one that has experienced? Interviewing and experiencing are two seperate things. I know for a fact that most cases of sexual abuse in a white family is tried to keep quite. Now in a black family is's going down, people dont get away that easy. I have experienced this from both sides. I am married into a black family and I was raised in a white and I have seen a lot.
The Gr8 life

Clinton, SC

#12 Apr 8, 2008
RIGHT......
Beauty in many Shades

Columbia, SC

#13 Apr 8, 2008
NowWhat wrote:
Wow, where are all the racist white people that are usually on this board. True, african americans are in the news all the time doing something stupid... however, at least we aren't screwing the little boys and girls... teachers sleeping with students.... Where are all the "perfect European Americans" on this board now...
OMGGGGG!!!! I was thinking the same thing.... They would have been on here calling them all kinds of names,sitting home waiting on their welfare checks, ghetto, thugs, they need to hung sliced and diced... You see how the race cards are played.. If your against crime lets me against crime in all races......
The Gr8 Life

Clinton, SC

#14 Apr 8, 2008
Beauty in many Shades wrote:
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OMGGGGG!!!! I was thinking the same thing.... They would have been on here calling them all kinds of names,sitting home waiting on their welfare checks, ghetto, thugs, they need to hung sliced and diced... You see how the race cards are played.. If your against crime lets me against crime in all races......
exactly!
ZWA

Chapin, SC

#15 Apr 8, 2008
Pedophiles are the worst.......this guy deserves to fry.
silent2long

United States

#16 Apr 8, 2008
Billy Bob wrote:
30 years later..........This is puzzling. If he's guilty he should get what he derserves, but please, 30 years???!!!
Maybe the victim has carried this with him for the last 30 years and can no longer keep it secret. That is what happened with a man who was abused by his priest when he was a kid.

Apparently you were not sexually abused. It scars for life.
mark

Orangeburg, SC

#17 Apr 8, 2008
you d.u.m.b d.u.m.b man
MKS

United States

#18 Apr 8, 2008
I agree that sex offenders should be put in jail and serve time but really- shouldn't there be a Statute of Limitations on this- if you were sexually abused in the 1970's- shouldn't you have come forward then and not 20-30 years later! Don't you feel guilty? The person that sexually abused you could have done it to many others since then. You could have stopped it a long time ago! I have heard in some of the cases they are charged with what the laws were then- I bet if you look they were not near as strict as they are now! My point in all of this is- WHY DID YOU WAIT SO LONG TO COME FORWARD?
Puff

Sumter, SC

#19 Apr 8, 2008
I know this will sound terrible,(but of course I'll say it anyway), doesn't that guy look familiar?

If you put a Pope hat on his head, he looks just like the Pope.

(No offense meant to anyone of that religion, or any religion. Just an observation. You know, like the old saying "everyone has a twin").
king pimp

Okatie, SC

#20 Apr 8, 2008
MKS wrote:
I agree that sex offenders should be put in jail and serve time but really- shouldn't there be a Statute of Limitations on this- if you were sexually abused in the 1970's- shouldn't you have come forward then and not 20-30 years later! Don't you feel guilty? The person that sexually abused you could have done it to many others since then. You could have stopped it a long time ago! I have heard in some of the cases they are charged with what the laws were then- I bet if you look they were not near as strict as they are now! My point in all of this is- WHY DID YOU WAIT SO LONG TO COME FORWARD?
if you can recall there was a cop killer that was living in columbia that killed two cops in i believe alabama. He was caught almost 50 years later. So if one of the cops were kinfolks would you want him to go unpunished because it happened a long time ago. Think before you type.

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