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Cameron man faces kidnapping, sex charges

Posted July 29, 2010

— A Cameron man was arrested Tuesday on charges that he had sex with a 13-year-old girl, authorities said.

Dominique Elliott Ross, 20, of 115 Annie Place, was charged with two counts each of second-degree kidnapping, statutory rape, indecent liberties with a minor, sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. He was being held Thursday in the Moore County Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond.

The girl's parents told investigators that she had been in contact with an older man on their computer and that they suspected a relationship had developed, authorities said.


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  • twc Jul 29, 2010

    Make all the laws you want to make; nature has its own laws. Been that way since time began.

    Bad part about these kind of cases is he will forever be branded as a child molester. She will remain anonymous and may even have future bad relationships.

    People need to get out in the real world and become aware that all this hype and branding will eventually overwhelm itself. There need to be policies that will separate true sexual perverts from cases like these.

    These "forever" sentences should be ruled unconstitutional!

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 29, 2010

    Well he shouldn't have had sex with her unless they were married. Then he would have known for sure her age, then he should have meet the parents, he is old enough to know better.

  • miss Q B Jul 29, 2010

    Rockermom - I agree with you, but many don't see it like this.

    some say he should have known better, some say it's wrong & some same she consented. I also agree that there are 3 sides to a story.

    to the one that said this 13 yr old is a baby...WOW! u need to step out to the mall some time & take a look around. they sure don't act like babies. they try to act more grown than I do, & I'm late 20's.

    our youth is declining everyday! it only gets worse.

    btw...what if she lied about her age? does every guy have to go around checking ID now to date someone?! it's just a shame!
    if you think it's time for him to grow up, maybe you should think the same about young ladies. it's time for them to grow up and be mature as well!

  • VT1994Hokie Jul 29, 2010

    Sad to say, there are too many young girls that have sex. This guy should have known how to think with his mind. He is in big time trouble with a prison term. Parents should know how to check on their children. Know what it going on. Read, research, and check everyday. I think this problem is getting worse almost every month it seems. I know it has gotten worse each year for many. Too much for Moore County or any county.

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  • genegeneandnancy Jul 29, 2010

    If the parents suspected "a relationship had developed" through the computer, why didn't they step in and investigate what was going on and put a stop to it?? Hello??!!

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 29, 2010

    § 14‑202.1. Taking indecent liberties with children
    (a) A person is guilty of taking indecent liberties with children if, being 16 years of age or more and at least five years older than the child in question, he either:
    (1) Willfully takes or attempts to take any immoral, improper, or indecent liberties with any child of either sex under the age of 16 years for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire; or
    (2) Willfully commits or attempts to commit any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body or any part or member of the body of any child of either sex under the age of 16 years.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 29, 2010

    § 14‑27.7A. Statutory rape or sexual offense of person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old.
    Basically, in North Carolina, if you are under the age of 16 and engaged in sexual contact, someone is in violation of the law and can be arrested and charged with a crime.

  • Winston Jul 29, 2010

    "This is rape, this girl is just 13 years old. That is a baby still." Standing

    Babies don't consent to sex.

  • mamabearprotectinghercub Jul 29, 2010

    morebadnews I can't believe these comments either. This is rape, this girl is just 13 years old. That is a baby still.