Police: Marion man molested teens while giving tats

Jul 19, 2012 Full story: The Morganton News Herald 30

Capt. Shanon Smith of the McDowell County Sheriff's Office charged Michael Wayne Smith, 44, of Mountain View Terrace with four felony counts of taking indecent liberties with a child and three felony counts of statutory rape.

Full Story
First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Church lady

Weaverville, NC

#1 Jul 20, 2012
U know where are the parents when this is going on? A lot of people in this town just let their girls run wild! They take no interest in their children! So the kids look for love and acceptance in other places! This makes them ripe for child molesters like this man!
teen

Pageland, SC

#2 Jul 20, 2012
No child is looking to have that happen to them. & obviously if you knew the story you would know more than just 'kids running wild'. It could happen to anyone.
Stacie

Rockwell, NC

#3 Jul 20, 2012
teen wrote:
No child is looking to have that happen to them. & obviously if you knew the story you would know more than just 'kids running wild'. It could happen to anyone.
Well I am telling you right now! My daughter would not be getting tattoos on her private parts! We always know where she is! You argument holds no water
teen

Weaverville, NC

#4 Jul 20, 2012
Lol you think just because you know where she is that nothing bad is going on.
Wow.
Teen 2

United States

#5 Jul 20, 2012
So, i have agreements and disagreements here.. Parents these days do let their kids run wild and dont caree what they do or where their at.. But honestly mostt the time thats the kids that straighten up and end up making something out of their self cause they eventully realize after a couple years running wild thats not want they want out of life.. But i also agree that the kids out here are not looking for something like this too happen.. i know i wasnt ... They just looking to "fit in &have fun".... But its not only kids it happens to.. it could happen to a good ol' christian women that is 40yrs old.. you could be walking out of your work place, at walmart, at a park anywhere.. open ya'll dam eyes, it happens to everyonee!!!!!!! NOT JUST KIDS RUNNING WILD!!!!!!!!!! But also, most likely if your one of those parents that think you know everything about your kids, where they are, what their doing all the time.. 9 times out of 10 you dont know shit and they are bout the wildest kids out there... trust me i should know.!! Think b4 you speak :) your not the best parent just cause your child calls you and tell you they are aat a sleepover playing games.. sends you pictures of something off the internet to make you think their somewhere they sure aint.. yup ive done all that b4 to my parents.. I thank the lord each day for opening my eyes though.. im not no church going girl or anything but i sure did open my eyes and got away from that life... really what im trying to get too; this cud happen to anyone.. kids respect and listen to ur parents most the time the stuff they say.. their saying it for a reson to keep you safe.. and parents dont think your all high &mighty and know everything... cause one day those perfect lil children of yours will prove you wrong!
teen

United States

#6 Jul 20, 2012
Its not like these girls wanted all of this stuff to happen.. and I'm pretty sure they don't appreciate people talking about them and their parents. Its none of their faults.

You should be proud of these girls for actually being brave enough to tell people about this man because I know it takes a lot of guts to do something like that. Many girls and boys out there are to scared to tell anyone about something like this for fear of their family and themselfs. I think these girls could have helped other people to not be scared to tell someone about their encounters. They did a very brave thing and honestly no one but them knows the whole story and this isn't the kind of thing for people to make rumors about or point the finger at them or their parents. How would you feel if you had to go through something like that..
omg!

Stanley, NC

#7 Jul 20, 2012
I feel sick. He used to come into my work all the time and offer to give me free piercings/tattoos, etc. I declined, for numerous reasons. I'm so glad I did.
God fearing

Weaverville, NC

#8 Jul 20, 2012
Anyone who would defile their bodies with tattoos is on a highway to hell! I can't believe that parents would not supervise their kids and let them fall into the hands of such a mad man! What kind of mother would set an example for her young children by getting these marks on her body! It is just trashy! I bet you these girls who were molested have mothers who are all tattooed up! I feel very sorry for the children!
parent

Stanley, NC

#9 Jul 21, 2012
To Ms God fearing lady, first off you must not fear god to much as you should know being a christian that the only judge is the almighty JesusChrist. You are being a hypocrite judgeing where you have no right! I am a parent of one of the victims and my child does not run wild and i do not have tatoos all over me, but i can say that i am a christian and i have raised my children in church and taught them right from wrong. You do not even have a clue of how these regirls was lured in so my suggestion to you is to keep your mouth shut and stop being a judgemental hypocrite. We are all going thru enough without your opinions. If you wasa True God Fearing person then you would know that you are suppose to uplift and encourage your brothers and sisters in christ when they are down in the valley.So how about praying for our girls and be proud that they was brave enough to come forward so hopefully this doesn't happen to any other family's!
victim

Stanley, NC

#10 Jul 21, 2012
Okay, first off i dont even know who would put this on topix in the first place. This is no ones business except the people who were invovled. MY MOTHER HAS TWO TATTOOS. she is not covered with tattoos. For your guys information my mom knew where i was at all times. She had no idea, i told her after i told the cops. It was just as much of a surprise to her as it was to everyone else. What kind of "christian" people would sit on the internet & put us all down? Do you have nothing better to do with your lives? Your actions are very immature. Why cant you just leave us all alone? We don't need to hear your guy's opinion on this. You have no idea what it's like to go through all of this.. & mean comments does not help anything. I was raised being taught from right & wrong, i knew this was wrong and that's why i came forward about all of this. I was protecting my bestfriends & anyone else this could have effected.
Marion GuyS

Mars Hill, NC

#11 Jul 21, 2012
Stacie wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I am telling you right now! My daughter would not be getting tattoos on her private parts! We always know where she is! You argument holds no water
jHow often do you inspect your daughters private parts? Could this be a sexual issue with you?Is it acceptable for you to get down and look? I dont think so. Iknow a child(yes 12 and 13 is still a child)who was raped by one the most respected Doctors in town. Her Mom knew where she was.She also knew that the wife of the Dr was home at the time. She could not prevent this from happening to her daughter.And as far as the tattoos. I teach kindergarten and those children are facinated with tattoos.I also know 7th and 8th and 9th graders who like to put fake tattoos on. So dont think you can judge these girls. How do you know that the man didnt tell them" hey I can put one where no one can see it except you". I pray that nothing like this could happen to your child, but dont think for one moment that it couldn't.
Teen3

Burnsville, NC

#13 Jul 24, 2012
most parents think they know where your kids are but they'll tell you one thing and do another and most of theses so called "good kids" are far worse then others. None of you have no right to judge the mothers. And some of these girls may not have been raised in church or know the right path so instead of judging them and saying they are going to hell how bout pray for them. These girls didn't want this to happen to them an will be scarred for the rest of there life.
get lit

Marion, NC

#14 Jul 24, 2012
Stacie wrote:
<quoted text>
Well I am telling you right now! My daughter would not be getting tattoos on her private parts! We always know where she is! You argument holds no water
thats not always true though
Stacie

Mars Hill, NC

#15 Jul 24, 2012
get lit wrote:
<quoted text>
thats not always true though
U are insane! Parents who care about their kids know where they are! Hello!
um

Marion, NC

#16 Jul 25, 2012
Stacie wrote:
<quoted text>U are insane! Parents who care about their kids know where they are! Hello!
I love my kids with all my heart. When you are not with them you don't always know what's going on. I have a 13 year old and know a lot. But if he tells me he is going to papaws and then goes to a friends
um

Marion, NC

#17 Jul 25, 2012
um wrote:
<quoted text>I love my kids with all my heart. When you are not with them you don't always know what's going on. I have a 13 year old and know a lot. But if he tells me he is going to papaws and then goes to a friends
I might not every know he stop at the friends. On the other hand if he ever tell me a lie and I find out I will know where he is cause he will always be with me.
teen 3

Marion, NC

#18 Aug 23, 2012
U parents who think your kids are angels are really stupid. Not one teen in this world is perfect. So grow up and quit bein so judgemental
um

Marion, NC

#19 Aug 24, 2012
teen 3 wrote:
U parents who think your kids are angels are really stupid. Not one teen in this world is perfect. So grow up and quit bein so judgemental
I never said NY son was an angel. I said if he lies to me he will pay for if.
haha

United States

#20 Oct 4, 2012
Screw whoever thinks they know what really happened
um

Marion, NC

#21 Oct 4, 2012
Why did they let him tattoo then?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Marion Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Nebo Tebow Thief 4 hr Nasty 9
Mcdowell women dtf 7 hr billybob 4
Charles Davis 12 hr iamrevenge 11
Thieves in Dysartsville 21 hr butterfly 4
Deacon Drive and Burma Road East 22 hr Sukon Mynuts 2
Taylor Townsend Sat Checkyourself 15
Hussein Obama's Last "News" conference of the Year Sat Cliven 5
Marion Dating
Find my Match
More from around the web

Marion People Search

Addresses and phone numbers for FREE

Marion News, Events & Info

Click for news, events and info in Marion

Personal Finance

Mortgages [ See current mortgage rates ]

NFL Latest News

Updated 3:24 pm PST

ESPN 3:24PM
Falcons WRs to CB Lewis: Back up trash talk
Bleacher Report 3:31 PM
Highlights, Recap for Browns vs. Panthers
ESPN 3:52 PM
Newton: 'Classless' to cheer Manziel injury
Bleacher Report 3:56 PM
Cam Returns to Superman Status When It Matters Most
Bleacher Report 3:58 PM
Is This End of the Line for Brees in NOLA?