When an educator is accused of sex crimes involving a minor, the media can quickly convict the person before the case even goes to trial. While everyone is presumed innocent unless he or she is found guilty in a court law, that’s just not always the way things go sometimes.
In Raleigh, North Carolina, a 60-year-old man was recently arrested and charged with indecent liberties with a child, soliciting a child by computer and first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. From 2005 until 2007, the man worked at Cary High School as the principle and for several other schools in the same capacity in the previous years. Currently, he is the coordinator of special education teacher certification and an assistant professor at Campbell University.
A police detective from Boone posed as a young girl who was only 14-years-old. She responded to an ad in the personal section of a well-known website. The person who posted the ad said that he or she wanted to have sexual relations with a young girl. According to police, the detective arranged to meet the girl in Boone.
When the man arrived to meet who he allegedly thought was a teenage girl, he was arrested by police. There is no current information available as to whether bail was set or what his upcoming court dates were. The North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation were all part of the investigation.
As you can see, this type of charge can seriously affect someone’s career, his or her social status and relationships with family members. A strong defense is necessary from an experienced sex crimes attorney. He or she can answer the many questions you may have about how the case will proceed.
Source: wral.com, “Former Triangle principal caught in Boone child predator sting,” July 15, 2015