Boone man jailed on molestation charges

Dec 6, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Watauga Democrat

A 23-year-old Boone man was arrested Monday following allegations that he molested a child younger than 13.

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Ken

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I just don't get it. Why do they smear people's names in the papers before they're even convicted? You never read about acquittals or dismissals in the paper, just the initial charge. So, if this girl turns out to have been lying, this guy's name will forever be on the internet as a child molester.
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Ken wrote:
I just don't get it. Why do they smear people's names in the papers before they're even convicted? You never read about acquittals or dismissals in the paper, just the initial charge. So, if this girl turns out to have been lying, this guy's name will forever be on the internet as a child molester.
well he had to have done somthing to get the charge in the frist place in my book anyone that would even look at a child in that way needs to be hung sick sob
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<quoted text> well he had to have done somthing to get the charge in the frist place in my book anyone that would even look at a child in that way needs to be hung sick sob
Yeah, if the guy did it, I agree that he should be punished accordingly. But with sexual assaults, it's a slippery slope. There's so many cases of the "victim" lying to get back at the guy, or because the regret it later. With the age of the alleged victim here, there's no excuse. But unless the actually have some concrete evidence, like DNA, they shouldn't just ruin this guy's life over her word.
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Or, over his word, it doesn't say the "victim" was female.
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Or, over his word, it doesn't say the "victim" was female.
You're right. But either way, the days of trusting people for their word are over. People just aren't honest, and you need real evidence to back it up.
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Yeah, if the guy did it, I agree that he should be punished accordingly. But with sexual assaults, it's a slippery slope. There's so many cases of the "victim" lying to get back at the guy, or because the regret it later. With the age of the alleged victim here, there's no excuse. But unless the actually have some concrete evidence, like DNA, they shouldn't just ruin this guy's life over her word.
yea i get wat u r saying but before u can even take papers out for something like this u have to have good evidence
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Not really. They can bring forward a case without any DNA evidence. If the guy is just now getting charged, and the incidents happened earlier this year, it's doubtful that they have any DNA. I mean, yeah, they have to have something, but is it enough to go ahead and publish they guys info? Look at the App state case. There wasn't enough to charge them, but there was enough to punish them through the school. I guess it all has to do with who is doing the investigation and which DA or Judge will sign off on the warrant.
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If you have kids of any age, would you not want a look at the (potential) molester to protect them?
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Of course I would want to know! That's why there is a sex offender registry. Last time I checked though, accused offenders aren't part of that registry. What if this turns out to be a sham? What if the accusations turn out to be false? Will the Democrat delete this report? No. It's part of the internet forever. There are other countries that only identify the accused by their initials, or not at all. We're so obsessed with transparency here, that we forget about "innocent until proven guilty".
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Dec 6, 2012
 
If he did nothing wrong, he will be cleared, which will be covered by press and also part of the internet.
If he would chase skirts of legal age, he would not be in trouble.
Since he was arrested, that is public record, and should be part of our community's awareness.
Fender benders get put in the paper/online, too...should we not get that information as well?
We live here, so the laws here are the ones that matter. They can be changed, but not to help/hide this situation.
Ken

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I have never seen an article in the Democrat that says "So and So, who was charges with such and such a couple years ago, have been cleared."

By your statement, "If he would chase skirts of legal age, he would not be in trouble" you, and probably everyone else who has read the article, has already come to the conclusion that the guy is guilty.

And I'm not sure what fender benders has to do with reporting accusations in the paper.
Search for the answers

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I've always taken issue with defendant's names being posted on websites and in newspapers. In the criminal justice system, defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the social justice system, that isn't always the case. Like Ken has stated, these news sources rarely to never post a followup article regarding a defendant't acquittal. If I were to be accused of even a victimless misdemeanor and my picture and information was posted on some public forum, a simple google search of my name would quickly return the article. How would would a potential employer view such information? Moreover, how would the members of my community view me?

I understand people's concerns regarding a desire to know who offenders are in an effort to protect themselves and their family, but knowing an accused's identity does nothing of the sort. How often do you hear community or workplace gossip about someone that later turns out to be untrue? In many instances, criminal accusations are no different. You see, in order to take out charges against someone one doesn't have to have a stack of DNA samples and video surveillance. If you want to take out charges for assault, go see the magistrate tell them the facts of the incident. Granted, there must be a factual basis for the claim, but we're talking about words here. I can say anything. If I tell a plausible story, bad news for you. Now, isn't it silly to hold someone accountable for something that someone else said, especially when you likely don't even know the person doing the accusing?

As for the sex offender registry that has been mentioned here, I beg all of you to do a little research. Real research. It does little to nothing to protect you or your families. Individuals are far, far more likely to become a victim of a sexual offense by someone that they know. Usually, those people have never offended before and were therefore not on the registry. Moreover, recidivism rates for sexual offenses are astronomically low compared to other offenses. A number of jurisdictions have noted that instituting sex offender registration increased recidivism for sex crimes, while others have found that abolishing sex offender registration has decreased recidivism. Not by the farthest stretch of the imagination am I advocating leniency for sex crimes. I am merely noting that the sex offender registry offers nothing more than a false sense of security.
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Search for the answers wrote:
I've always taken issue with defendant's names being posted on websites and in newspapers. In the criminal justice system, defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. However, in the social justice system, that isn't always the case. Like Ken has stated, these news sources rarely to never post a followup article regarding a defendant't acquittal. If I were to be accused of even a victimless misdemeanor and my picture and information was posted on some public forum, a simple google search of my name would quickly return the article. How would would a potential employer view such information? Moreover, how would the members of my community view me?
I understand people's concerns regarding a desire to know who offenders are in an effort to protect themselves and their family, but knowing an accused's identity does nothing of the sort. How often do you hear community or workplace gossip about someone that later turns out to be untrue? In many instances, criminal accusations are no different. You see, in order to take out charges against someone one doesn't have to have a stack of DNA samples and video surveillance. If you want to take out charges for assault, go see the magistrate tell them the facts of the incident. Granted, there must be a factual basis for the claim, but we're talking about words here. I can say anything. If I tell a plausible story, bad news for you. Now, isn't it silly to hold someone accountable for something that someone else said, especially when you likely don't even know the person doing the accusing?
As for the sex offender registry that has been mentioned here, I beg all of you to do a little research. Real research. It does little to nothing to protect you or your families. Individuals are far, far more likely to become a victim of a sexual offense by someone that they know. Usually, those people have never offended before and were therefore not on the registry. Moreover, recidivism rates for sexual offenses are astronomically low compared to other offenses. A number of jurisdictions have noted that instituting sex offender registration increased recidivism for sex crimes, while others have found that abolishing sex offender registration has decreased recidivism. Not by the farthest stretch of the imagination am I advocating leniency for sex crimes. I am merely noting that the sex offender registry offers nothing more than a false sense of security.
Search, I appreciate your response. I agree with your entire post. Only a handful of times have I read that a known sex offender, who is abiding by the registry, has committed another sex offense. It's usually first time offenders, or at least their first time getting caught.
It is also quite ridiculous how little evidence is needed for charges to get taken out against someone. You can completely lie, and ruin someones life.
Whenever I see someone's name in the paper that has been accused of a crime, I always await a follow up before I rush to judgement. I think that if the newspaper reports the charge, they should have to report the outcome, whether it be dismissed, reduced, or whatever the outcome may be.
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Here's my two cents:
I completely agree with:
"I think that if the newspaper reports the charge, they should have to report the outcome, whether it be dismissed, reduced, or whatever the outcome may be."
This almost never happens, and people that are charged with a crime in today's cyber media are left with a posting of them being charged, and rarely with a posting of the outcome of the charge.
Second, just a little tip: When we get into these interesting discussions, can the participants please just post a snippet of what they are responding to, rather than just re-posting the whole long ramble?:)
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Who was the Beech Mountain Police Department Officer that was convicted of a sex crime with a minor?
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anoymous wrote:
Who was the Beech Mountain Police Department Officer that was convicted of a sex crime with a minor?
Michael Bruce Darcy
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Thumper wrote:
If he did nothing wrong, he will be cleared, which will be covered by press and also part of the internet.
If he would chase skirts of legal age, he would not be in trouble.
Since he was arrested, that is public record, and should be part of our community's awareness.
Fender benders get put in the paper/online, too...should we not get that information as well?
We live here, so the laws here are the ones that matter. They can be changed, but not to help/hide this situation.
If you think that's the truth then you have WAY too much faith in our legal system. One lie can ruin a person's life. In this case the guy may be guilty but don't count on our courts or the press to get it right.
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And if this guy takes a plea, which is very likely, it's not necessarily because he's guilty, but because he's afraid of spending the rest of his life behind bars. I have seen people take pleas plenty of times, often reducing one or more felonies to just one misdemeanor. Prosecutors and public defenders alike push pleas, mostly because of costs and to get cases off of their books.
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Search, I appreciate your response. I agree with your entire post. Only a handful of times have I read that a known sex offender, who is abiding by the registry, has committed another sex offense. It's usually first time offenders, or at least their first time getting caught.
It is also quite ridiculous how little evidence is needed for charges to get taken out against someone. You can completely lie, and ruin someones life.
Whenever I see someone's name in the paper that has been accused of a crime, I always await a follow up before I rush to judgement. I think that if the newspaper reports the charge, they should have to report the outcome, whether it be dismissed, reduced, or whatever the outcome may be.
I sure do hope they tell us he isn't a sexual predator, for your sake. I mean it is amazing to me how many people get accused of doing this when they are innocent. I'm lying. What is wrong with you? It is not a teenager he is charged with assaulting it is a child under 13. He is lucky his brains aren't laying in pieces on the ground. Swift justice is sometimes the best justice. Of course, we can't have his reputation being tarnished, and it is such a common occurrence that people get accused of harming a child when they haven't done a thing. I'm lying again. He is fortunate to get the chance to prove his innocence. People around here have a hard time turning things like this over to law enforcement. It doesn't take but a second in time and a wave of the hand with a sharp instrument to turn a man into a eunuch.
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