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Cumberland guidance counselor faces indecent liberties charges

Posted October 15, 2010

— A guidance counselor at a Cumberland County elementary school has been charged with indecent liberties involving a teenage boy.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said that Rebecca Brooke Olson, 36, is accused of engaging in a sexual act with a 14-year-old boy who was visiting her home at 712 Mill Bay Drive in Stedman.

Olson surrendered to authorities late Thursday afternoon. She was released on a $5,000 unsecured bond.

Her first court appearance was set for Friday afternoon.


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  • 6079 SMITH W Oct 15, 2010

    No, not THAT again......geez, here we go........................;)

  • Realamerican71 Oct 15, 2010

    Wish I had her as my guidance counselor when I was 14!

  • 6079 SMITH W Oct 15, 2010

    btneast: What you said, Harumph, Harumph!! ;)

  • btneast Oct 15, 2010

    Some men just don't think the woman should be culpable because the boy must have been happy about it. Personally, I think we should throw the book at any adult convicted of sexual acts with a child.

    No, you making that assumption. Just because the "boys" liked it doesn't absolve her from the crime. These "boys" are more developed physically than many 20 year old men, they just don't have the emotional maturity to match it. You had to have been a boy that age to understand it. Some of you "mommies" need to come to grips that your baby ain't the sweet child you think him to be....and maybe have some talks with him about this stuff beforehand. Boys that age are full of hormones and an accident looking for a place to happen.......have a frank discussion and head it off at the pass rather than get a shock after something has happened

  • 6079 SMITH W Oct 15, 2010

    Has anybody else noticed that the growing trend with women abusing underage boys with their pervitude is that there is more often than not an emotional, romantic "relationship" with the boy, something he is at least 10 years from even beginning to attempt to understand, or cope with. How about that woman who was preying on the 10-year-old....creepy and very sad all rolled into one. She has issues way beyond sexually abusing children, and is in need of serious professional help. I don't think going on "Oprah" and making a spectacle over it is the best way to handle it either.....just because the crime was committed by a woman. This ain't a normal "women's issue" according to any woman I know, or have ever known.

  • btneast Oct 15, 2010

    They pass on the sterotypes that all 14 year old girls are naive about sex and innocent and pure while all 14 year old boys are wanting to have sex with anything that moves.

    That's half false and half true.....girls aren't that naive and pure, but I can promise you the overwhelming majority of 14 year old boys have sex as a very high priority in their life.

  • ncouterbanks69 Oct 15, 2010

    "They'll throw the book at her while men who do this only get a slap on the wrist and a couple of years in jail." - some sort of "rev"

    Yeah right...that's why her bail is a whoping $5K when if it were a 36yo man and 14yo girl it would be $50K. I think you got it backwards.

  • Adelinthe Oct 15, 2010

    TheBullCity - "There are fewer instances of sex abuse today in the US than in any other time or place in history."

    Resources please.

    There are more women in the world today than at any other time in known history, so I don't believe that could possibly be true, unless one is talking percentages, which you didn't mention.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Oct 15, 2010


    They'll throw the book at her while men who do this only get a slap on the wrist and a couple of years in jail.

    Go figure.

    If it's wrong (and it is), it's wrong, and all should get the very same punishment for it.

    God bless.


  • bombayrunner Oct 15, 2010

    Wonder how many out there, feeling as happily educated young men, didn't tell anyone?

    da-dat ding!