An 18-year-old high school senior served a year in jail for having sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend. The young couple lived in Michigan, where the age of consent is 16. The senior, Ken Thornsberry, was convicted of statutory rape despite the sex act(s) being consensual between the two teens.
A former Fort Bragg soldier was discharged after confessing to having had sex with four underage women. The former Army soldier was 20 and 21 at the time of the sexual encounters; the girls involved were 14 and 15. The nature of the soldier's discharge is unknown; an other-than-honorable discharge was recommended, however his wife reported that he received a general discharge.
Sex crime charges continue to mount as more students come forward with information about a Clayton man accused of various sex crimes against children, including statutory rape, sex with a student, sexual battery and indecent liberties, all with boys under 16-years-old.