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Franklinton man charged with raping girl

Posted June 10, 2010

— Raleigh police arrested a Franklinton man Wednesday and charged him with having sex with a 14-year-old girl, according to an arrest warrant.

Demario Laquonne Alston, 20, of 207 Hawkins St., Apt. 7B, was charged with statutory rape. He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $1 million bond.

The warrant states that Alston and the girl had sex on March 17.

Alston was serving a 24-month probation sentence stemming from convictions for misdemeanor assault inflicting serious bodily injury and felony attempted possession of a firearm by a felon, according to state Department of Correction records. He had a previous conviction for dealing drugs.


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  • donnawayne Jun 10, 2010

    Why is everybody so quick to judge the parents? My daughter was sneaking around with a 20 year old when she was 15 and I tried everything to stop her.If she went to a friends I would call and talk to the parents to make sure she was there,but she would just sneak out.I called the police in two different juristictions and was told there was nothing they could do unless I actually caught them in the act(it didn't matter she had admitted it).It didn't matter what I did she found a way to be with him,she would even skip school.I could not get help from the police.She got involved with the courts because of her behaviors and is now in wilderness camp but before she went there they had put her in foster care and she still managed to sneak out and get in trouble.I raised all my children the same with the same values and my daughter is the only I have had any problems with.I have a son who graduates Saturday and is off to college on scholarships.So don't be so quick to judge the parents.

  • freedomrings Jun 10, 2010

    Put aside the fact that the guy ( given his past conviction ) is an absolute loser.

    What about the 14 year old? Where were her parents?? I bet we have another case of mommy and daddy not paying attention to their kid and when she finds attention, they want blood rather than look at how they've failed as parents. If my 14 year old daughter slept with a 20 year old felon you bet your rear I'd be taking a really hard look within myself first before I picked up the phone to call the cops.

  • OrdinaryCitizen Jun 10, 2010

    "where are her parents?"
    I'm tired of this response and question. Its still the same answer, they don't care and will never be around.

  • SweetB Jun 10, 2010

    ....teach your children BETTER....

  • dewpac1 Jun 10, 2010

    As ugly as he is, I can see why he has trouble getting people his own age to show interest in him.

  • 1 of the original Americans Jun 10, 2010

    charged with statutory rape

    uhhh doesnt that mean she (the 14 year old angel) consented?? where are her parents? why is she allowed to be alone with this thug???

  • McLovin Jun 10, 2010

    HOLY HECK!! is he not the same guy that tried to kill the 9 year old in Raleigh???