16-Year-Old Arrested, Charged with Se...

16-Year-Old Arrested, Charged with Sex Crimes

There are 26 comments on the Fox 8 WGHP story from Sep 14, 2010, titled 16-Year-Old Arrested, Charged with Sex Crimes. In it, Fox 8 WGHP reports that:

A 16-year-old Alamance County teen has been charged with committing sex crimes against a juvenile girl.

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“Simple Man”

Since: Feb 10

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#1 Sep 14, 2010
Would mean a little more if they gave the age of the victim..
NotAmused

Greensboro, NC

#2 Sep 14, 2010
TheBubba wrote:
Would mean a little more if they gave the age of the victim..
Particularly since this could be anything from a younger girlfriend and a ticked off daddy to a little kid who was molested. Without those salient details, reporting at this stage is somewhat irresponsible.
Gun Toter

Cary, NC

#3 Sep 14, 2010
She is prob 15 ... way to criminalize children With out further info this is what im forced to beleave

“Simple Man”

Since: Feb 10

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#4 Sep 14, 2010
NotAmused wrote:
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Particularly since this could be anything from a younger girlfriend and a ticked off daddy to a little kid who was molested. Without those salient details, reporting at this stage is somewhat irresponsible.
My thoughts exactly ....

Since: Sep 10

United States

#5 Sep 14, 2010
Per Chapter 14

Article 7A. Rape and Other Sex Offenses

14-27.5. Second-degree sexual offense

a) A person is guilty of a sexual offense in the second degree if the person engages in a sexual act with another person:

(1) By force and against the will of the other person; or

(2) Who is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless, and the person performing the act knows or should reasonably know that the other person is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless.

(b) Any person who commits the offense defined in this section is guilty of a Class C felony

And the statute for sexual battery

14-27.5A. Sexual battery

(a) A person is guilty of sexual battery if the person, for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, engages in sexual contact with another person:

(1) By force and against the will of the other person; or

(2) Who is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless, and the person performing the act knows or should reasonably know that the other person is mentally disabled, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless.

(b) Any person who commits the offense defined in this section is guilty of a Class A1 misdemeanor.

Forgive me here but all I can say is at least Alamance County takes these kinds of charges seriously unlike another County in our area that doesn't.

With that being said, we have only been given minimal information on this but for an arrest to have been made, the DA in this county had the proper evidence they felt they needed to make an arrest.

I can say that I pray for both families involved because there is a high amount of emotions running on both sides right now and it will be a long battle and healing process for all.

Just my thoughts, LG
NotAmused

Greensboro, NC

#6 Sep 14, 2010
Hmmm...and now clicking on the story takes you to the Burlington Fox station's website where there are these comments don't appear.
john in high point

AOL

#7 Sep 14, 2010
this punk goes to alamance county to do his crime because he thinks their prosecutor will let him go and he probably is right.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#8 Sep 14, 2010
John,

The prosecutor is the one that makes the decision whether or not charges will be filed for an arrested on this kind of charge. The police dept./sheriff's office only do the investigation and take it to the DA who then decides if they need more info or if there is enough to get an arrest warrant or if they are not going to pursue charges. At least that is how it was in the county our family had to deal with when this happened to our daughter.

Since: Sep 10

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#9 Sep 14, 2010
Looking_Glass... I'm sorry you had to go through this. Was the accused convicted? I know it was hard to go through court with it. I am always interested in the cases I read about. I tend to always be for the victim first and formost.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#10 Sep 14, 2010
Talkman,

No the accused was not convicted because the accused was never charged. We are still confused as to why he wasn't as the DA never spoke to us. We were informed by the Sherrif's Dept. that the DA was not going to prosecute because of my daughter's adaptive behavior/social skills, it didn't matter that she is legally mentally disabled and he knew she was because he was at the time a "future" family member.

Thank you for your condolences on it.

I agree with you as I also tend to be for the victims first and formost as well. Victims need to know that they have support of family, friends and community to get through it all.

Since: Sep 10

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#11 Sep 14, 2010
No matter which it is Bubba, our teenage boys from a child on up need to be taught to keep their hands off these underage girls. These crimes are happening to much. My guess is the sentence is the same for all sex offences to these underage children. If a 16 year old boy did molest or rape a 5 year old or a 15 year old he would get the same sentence.
john in high point

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#12 Sep 14, 2010
Looking_Glass wrote:
John,
The prosecutor is the one that makes the decision whether or not charges will be filed for an arrested on this kind of charge. The police dept./sheriff's office only do the investigation and take it to the DA who then decides if they need more info or if there is enough to get an arrest warrant or if they are not going to pursue charges. At least that is how it was in the county our family had to deal with when this happened to our daughter.
Yes thats what I meant. The law will put in jail and the prosecutor pleads easier cases at times.

Since: Sep 10

United States

#13 Sep 14, 2010
John,

Thanks for letting me know that is what you meant. I went and re-read your post and I can see what you were saying now.
In disbelief

West Chester, OH

#14 Sep 15, 2010
I can't believe they reported his name. He's 16 and has been ACCUSED.... that's all.

“Simple Man”

Since: Feb 10

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#15 Sep 15, 2010
In disbelief wrote:
I can't believe they reported his name. He's 16 and has been ACCUSED.... that's all.
That surprised me too...
Jules

Kernersville, NC

#16 Sep 15, 2010
Gotta say guys, Alamance Co. is where my ex (who did not revel this info to me until his PO knocked on my door) took "Indecent Liberties" with a 13 year old when he was 22. Once I found all of this out and checked it out, he did not spend one night in jail, was ordered to counseling and probation, and had to register as a sex offender for 10 years. That was ALL he got. He was tested in counseling and reccommended that he never be alone with or in the same household as young girls. His probation was termed on the promise that he complete counseling..and as soon as it was he quit. He went on to marry twice, both new wives with young children in the home. I reported it, nothing. He moved to several place in Burlington and Graham and did not register. I reported it, nothing. He served his 10 years on the registry, and was let off the registry. I am not impressed with Alamance County's slack treatment of this and imagine that his is not the only case like it.
john in high point

AOL

#17 Sep 15, 2010
Looking_Glass wrote:
John,
Thanks for letting me know that is what you meant. I went and re-read your post and I can see what you were saying now.
Good deal. Thanks
really

Burlington, NC

#18 Sep 16, 2010
Accusations...what if the genders were reversed? Some 13 year old boy was felt up by a 16 year old girl. He'd be a hero... Dude how did you manage that?
no crime was committed here. We were all 16 once,
Lila

United States

#19 Sep 18, 2010
TALKMAN wrote:
No matter which it is Bubba, our teenage boys from a child on up need to be taught to keep their hands off these underage girls. These crimes are happening to much. My guess is the sentence is the same for all sex offences to these underage children. If a 16 year old boy did molest or rape a 5 year old or a 15 year old he would get the same sentence.
You are absolutely right the sentence is exactly the same. The problem is the age of consent varies from state to state, so parents need to be aware of the age in their state and make ABSOLUTELY sure their teens know what it is
http://www.ageofconsent.us/ They also need to know the laws are very strict and can severely impact their entire future.
Lila

United States

#20 Sep 18, 2010
really wrote:
Accusations...what if the genders were reversed? Some 13 year old boy was felt up by a 16 year old girl. He'd be a hero... Dude how did you manage that?
no crime was committed here. We were all 16 once,
Sorry really, but it doesn't work that way anymore. In the case of a 13 year-old boy and a 16 year-old girl, she would be charged with statutory rape, or sex with a minor. It didn't used to be a crime, but there are thousands of teenagers on the registry for it now.

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