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Authorities: Girl Fondled on Way to Party

Posted February 7, 2008

— A local man has been charged with committing sex crimes against a minor, authorities said.

Keith Allen Hyatt, 20, of 2288 Parkton Tobormorey Road, is charged with statutory sex offense, taking indecent liberties with a child and crimes against nature. He was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.

Authorities said a 13-year old girl was fondled and forced to engage in inappropriate behavior as she was being driven to a birthday party on Dec. 2.


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  • enigma1469 Feb 8, 2008

    If this was a woman doing this to a boy it would hardly be news worthy. As long as there is a double standard then I say the guy did nothing wrong.

  • something2say Feb 8, 2008

    My guess, socially inept guy finds a underage girl who thinks he is cool. He becomes accepted by the family as a friend. The girl thinks its cool she is hangingout with someone who is out of HS. He gets to drive her around and act like her boyfriend. Suddenly he tries to be just that. Parents find out and it hits the news.

    There are two parties in the wrong, the young man who knowing goes after a girl who is under the age. Regardless of what this 13 year old said, did, dressed or tried, he had no business being with her. Young men should protect themselves and not offer be alone with young girls EVER.

    and The parents: Never let your child be alone with a young man/women. It doesnt matter if he is a family friend. Teenagers get things in there brains and act without thinking. All teenagers want to grow up faster than their clocks are ticking. Do you really want to give them the opportunity? Don't allow your children to be put in a situation where they might be harmed.

  • LuvMyLife Feb 8, 2008

    Please people don't put this on the way this child was dressed. Her clothes have nothing to do with her age and it does not excuse the grown up for doing this type of thing to a child. Yes I do have daughters and this has happened to her twice and you know what - it was reported and the Harnett County Sheriff's Department did NOTHING!!!!!

  • haggis basher Feb 8, 2008

    "Do you have a daughter? How decent do you want her to appear in public and even around your house?"

    Why don't we just make them wear burkas in case they look too attractive then we can be "civilised" like they are in Saudi Arabia etc. In this case the age is pretty irrelevent (apart from the charges being more serious) as forcing someone to commit a sexual act is a crime whatever their age, sex and state of dress.

  • Adelinthe Feb 8, 2008

    Why was HE driving her? Where were her parents or guardians? Did they make the decision to let him driver her? If so, should they not sdhare some culpability for outrighting stoopidity*??? *Spelled wrong intentionally

    Praying for the child and for this perp with disgusting behavior.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 8, 2008

    LambeauSouth: By the way, no one is backing the criminal. When was the last time you noticed a young girl and did not approved in the way she looked; too much make-up, not dressed right, not looking her age and if by chance you talked to her, would lie about her age. Where have you been in this world? You see this all the time and with the warm days we have, watch out and open your eyes and you too will see it. Do you have a daughter? How decent do you want her to appear in public and even around your house?

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 8, 2008

    Rocknhorse: Thank you and be blessed.

    Too others: I was not directing my comments about the little girl. I read the story and made my comments on a general level as to what I have observed when I attend functions at school, seeing these girls at the malls, leaving their homes etc. Yes the school have dress codes. But go to a football game or any activity after school and you too will be amazed how the girls are dressing. You see prostitutes on the streets, what do you see at some after school activities? They are wearing tops low cut and dresses/skirts high up and pants tight. How do your little lady leave home every day? :)

  • dm919 Feb 8, 2008

    I hope the next headline will read "20 year old pedophile fondled/raped in Wake County jail..."

    Regardless of what someone looks like, their age should always be the first thing in the back of your mind.

    That being said, I am 7 years older than my wife (me-32 her-25) =)We met 3 years ago btw.

  • LambeauSouth Feb 8, 2008

    All these coments about her appearence, and she looked mature for her age, ARE YOU PEOPLE SERIOUS????? Shes a 13 year old for God's sake. You know you have a problem in society when people start backing the criminals!

  • Rocknhorse Feb 7, 2008

    He was driving her to a birthday party. First of all, if he was driving her to a party, one could reasonably assume he was familiar with her and the family. Second, how many older teens still go to/have birthday parties? (I may be way off on this one, but I wouldn't think many are still going much beyond 13). Third, it doesn't matter what she looked like, she's still a child (a fact that I have to assume he knew since the parents felt comfortable letting him driver her around) and he's an adult. No excuse!!