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Dudley man, 63, charged with raping child

Posted September 23, 2010

— A 63-year-old Dudley man has been charged with sexually abusing a young girl over the course of three years, according to the Wayne County Sheriff's Office.

Thomas Earl Gray, of 104 Lockmere Circle, was charged with first-degree rape of a child and first-degree sex offense with a child.

Capt. Tom Effler said that a complaint about child abuse was filed on Sept. 9, and the subsequent investigation determined that Gray had been abusing the girl since she was 6 years old. The girl is now nine.

Gray was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $500,000 secured bond.


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  • DizzyDaphnee Sep 24, 2010

    This SCUM should not even get a bond! A man, and I use the term loosely, in today's climate of heightened child abuses, he is this self absorbed cretin who feels the "right" to destroy the present and future life of a child's soul ongoing for over three years at his whims because he wanted to get a nut??????????????? Castration comes to mind. Inmates, u know what to do.

  • 2012notobama Sep 23, 2010

    Pdeophiles need to be permanently removed from society. No second, third, or more chances.

  • cn38of50 Sep 23, 2010

    They need much stricter laws for this kind of crime. Personally I think automatic castration AND life in prison without possibility of parole would be letting them off easy.

  • umop apisdn Sep 23, 2010

    "Pedophiles CAN be cured. They don't need to be permanently removed from society."

    I'm not willing to take that chance. Rapists, of a young child or adult, should be shot, period.

  • wildcat Sep 23, 2010

    Does he have a record of doing this kind of thing before?

  • Adelinthe Sep 23, 2010


  • Adelinthe Sep 23, 2010

    jbarron4950 -

    "Pedophiles CAN be cured. They don't need to be permanently removed from society."

    Nonsense, the State of California tried for decades and finally admitted pedophiles could not be cured.

    "The can be entered into the Castration Program and become useful members of society. Ouch"

    It isn't always about sex, sometimes it's about control. They can't control a grown woman or man, so they control children and keep them quiet by abusing them, shaming them and threatening that their mother or father won't love them anymore if they tell.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Sep 23, 2010

    joekathyjoekathy - "The fellow inmates will take care of this one, if found guilty. Remember what happened to Jeffery Dahmer, no witnesses."

    We like to think that. The truth is, inmates often bond together by crime in prisons and protect one another.

    Other child rapists will commiserate with this wretch and will protect him so long as they feel he's one of theirs and he doesn't do anything to sully their trust.

    They often live out their sentence in prison, and then they are paroled so they can rape other children.

    Maybe one day our judges will learn that pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated; that their punishment should last throughout all of their live-long days, just like their desire to have sex with children does.

    God bless.


  • mochabrown Sep 23, 2010

    Nasty, just down right nasty. I pray the child will be able to get counseling.

  • wildcat Sep 23, 2010

    Where was her parents?