Police: Marion man molested teens whi...

Police: Marion man molested teens while giving tats

There are 35 comments on the The Morganton News Herald story from Jul 19, 2012, titled Police: Marion man molested teens while giving tats. In it, The Morganton News Herald reports that:

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.

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um

Marion, NC

#22 Oct 5, 2012
um wrote:
Why did they let him tattoo then?
Them sorry.
Power to the People

Mars Hill, NC

#23 Oct 5, 2012
Why wasn't he out putting up Democratic reelection posters?, isn't he required to do this to get his food stamps?
haha

United States

#24 Oct 5, 2012
What young teenage girl dont want a tattoo. Im sure those girls didnt ask to be molested.
um

Marion, NC

#25 Oct 5, 2012
haha wrote:
What young teenage girl dont want a tattoo. Im sure those girls didnt ask to be molested.
I'm sure they didn't.

Since: Sep 12

Clover, SC

#26 Oct 5, 2012
God fearing wrote:
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!
Really? Your going to blame the parents ?
um

Marion, NC

#27 Oct 6, 2012
God fearing wrote:
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!
I was molested as a child and the man that did it was one of the preachers of the church we went to. He was also a cousin of my dads. Someone that you would think you could trust with your kids. My parents had nothing to do with it other then trusting "a man of god". I'm not going to say your going to hell but I pray that you find god soon!
OMG

Little Switzerland, NC

#28 Oct 6, 2012
um wrote:
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I was molested as a child and the man that did it was one of the preachers of the church we went to. He was also a cousin of my dads. Someone that you would think you could trust with your kids. My parents had nothing to do with it other then trusting "a man of god". I'm not going to say your going to hell but I pray that you find god soon!
I am sorry for you! That is par for the course! Most of the child molesters are in church! That's where they hide! The county's churches are full of people who are hiding out just waiting for the opportunity to strike! The church sexually represses these people and tells them that sex is filthy and horrible. They become obsessed with it! I for one enjoy my life free from the bonds of religion and I am very happy!
Haha

United States

#29 Oct 17, 2012
Not every woman or man asks to be raped or molested. People just make me sick talkin crap when they don't even kno what all happened. It's not all about the tattoos and piercings there's more behind the stories than what u think. So before u type, keep your hands off the keyboard
Haha

United States

#30 Oct 17, 2012
And for your information my mom has ZERO tattoos and as for my father the same goes for him he has ZERO also. My parents had nothin to do with this, they simply thought I was at a friends.. And whatever parent or parents think their child doesn't do anything wrong, u better think twice.
Haha

United States

#31 Oct 17, 2012
And whoever "god fearing" is is already on a highway to hell for judging people. That's Gods job not yours, so leave it up to him not you to do it. If he wanted u to judge people I believe your name would have been GOD!
funny stuff

United States

#32 Nov 7, 2017
Church lady wrote:
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!
Ok? So why we're these girls there anyway and what was the deal, was these girls tied down or something in that aspect? Think about the whole pic. Doesn't look very good on either end ......
Time to grow up

United States

#33 Nov 7, 2017
Church lady wrote:
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!
Parents are to busy with talking their latest duck face pic or next fck on Facebook. Parents aren't parents anymore which is why you have babies having babies!
poster

Denver, NC

#36 Dec 2, 2017
Time to grow up wrote:
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Parents are to busy with talking their latest duck face pic or next fck on Facebook. Parents aren't parents anymore which is why you have babies having babies!
The ones you are calling "parent's aren't parents" ARE the babies from babies.
Time has flew by the last 20 years it seems.

I see the parents today, that were born to 14-16 year old mothers, following in their parents footsteps.
"Babies having babies", we say, but, if my grandmother had not had my dad at age 13, I would not be in this world today. My dad and mom starting having us children at age 16. We are like doorsteps in age for 6 years. Only one of us have tattoo's and her child had a tattoo that was the only recongnizable part of his body to be identified when he passed.
We were raised in church, and the bible does say something about no tattoo's and peircings.
Jmo.

I agree with above posters also. No parent knows where their children are 24/7.
Nor do parents know what their children are doing 24/7. None.
You might not think your child will be the one that is getting into bad situations, BUT,
when that time comes, you better start thinking about what you will be doing, thinking on
doing, when that times comes. Talk to your child plain right out and let them know how you feel about these situations happening, or what to do when things like this happen, what they should do about it.
And for goodness gracious, don't be one of those parents that thinks my child don't do any wrong.
That attitude will keep your child busy planning on their next mistakes to do for You would never believe they would do such a thing.
JMO

sorry O/T
Wayne Black

United States

#37 Dec 5, 2017
You know the Jesus Christ I read about in that book called "The Bible" is a loving caring just teaching and forgiving person.I think being a Christians is defined as being " Christlike" Maybe I got it all wrong.....Just my thoughts
The daughter

Marion, NC

#38 Dec 15, 2017
God fearing wrote:
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!
I am the daughter of Michael Smith and the daughter of this "tattooed up mother". 1st of all, do not ever dis-respect my mother like that ever again. You do not know the PAIN and HURT she has been through. Did you know she didn't even know any of this happened to her DAUGHTER and 9 OTHER GIRLS until 2 sherrifs came to our house, took our father away, and started invading our house taking various items belonging to him? I didn't think so, so shut up. 2nd of all, im so angry at your post right now its not even funny. I was 11 years old when this happened and im now 16 and all i can manage to say to your post is fuck you. Honestly.

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