Monday, January 9, 2012

Another Article With More Questions Than Answers

A TV station in North Carolina had an article with a Lexington 16-year-old’s picture and name. He was arrested by Davidson County detectives and he’s been accused of “second-degree rape and incest involving a juvenile.”

Not only was his name and picture posted online, but so was this…

Deputies received a report on Dec. 12 regarding an alleged sexual offense between a male and a juvenile victim on Roy Lopp Road in Thomasville.

So all of this information is included, but not the age of the possible victim. The article says that no further information was released.

After an investigation, deputies allege the sex offenses took place between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

Wouldn’t all that information tip off people in the community about the identity of the victim? Should a 16-year-old defendant’s picture and name be placed online?

If he is guilty of rape, the incest charge is superfluous and he should be locked up for a long time. If this actually a case of consensual incest between minor relatives close in age that someone else freaked out about, it shouldn’t be a rape case, either. Either way, now that his name and picture are out there, I hope the television stations keeps updating us about the case.
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