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Goldsboro woman accused of inappropriate relationship with teen

Posted July 22, 2013
Updated July 23, 2013

— A Goldsboro woman was arrested Monday on charges that she had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old girl.

Tammi Nichole Cross, 21, of 810 N. Herman St., faces two counts each of statutory sex offense and indecent liberties with a minor.

Police said the girl's mother filed a sexual assault report on May 25. Cross, authorities said, is an acquaintance of the girl.

Cross was jailed under a $1 million bond and is expected to appear in a Wayne County courtroom on Tuesday.


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  • jcthai Jul 29, 2013

    Ok folks, do your research. From Wikipedia:

    "As a medical diagnosis, pedophilia or paedophilia is a psychiatric disorder in persons 16 years of age or older typically characterized by a primary or exclusive sexual interest toward prepubescent children (generally age 11 years or younger, though specific diagnostic criteria for the disorder extends the cut-off point for prepubescence to age 13). An adolescent who is 16 years of age or older must be at least five years older than the prepubescent child before the attraction can be diagnosed as pedophilia."

  • dwntwnboy2 Jul 23, 2013

    "this is not pedophilia. Not by a long shot"- how can you say that? At what age is it not pedophilia? According to the dictionary I use- Pedophilia is-"sexual desire in an adult for a child". We have an adult- 21 years old, and a child- 14 years old. Seems to me that both qualifications have been met for that statement about it being pedophilia to be accurate and true. Granted the victim is older than most, but still most certainly still a "child". The 21yr old should have KNOWN better- they were the "adult" in this situation.

  • malonem1 Jul 23, 2013

    This is sickening- a 21 y o interested in a 14 y o - get a life!

  • Ken D. Jul 23, 2013

    "Sick! A pedophile is a pedophile, regardless of gender!!"

    This may have been illegal, and certainly not age appropriate. But this is not pedophilia. Not by a long shot.

  • Rocknhorse Jul 23, 2013

    Sick! A pedophile is a pedophile, regardless of gender!! I hope the child get the counseling needed and I hope the court deals just as harshly with this woman as they would had it been a man in this story!! I will never understand people who hurt kids!

  • death from above Jul 23, 2013

    A Slow month or two in law enforcement? or did the media have to wait for a slot in the news to report it? let the judge do the judging , hope everyone involded gets the help thats needed.

  • dwntwnboy2 Jul 23, 2013

    Yet ANOTHER adult and a child?! What is with people? Leave the kids alone- it's like every other day around here there is another story like this one- just plug in different sex and ages.

  • JAT Jul 23, 2013

    14!?! Totally a child predator in my opinion. The kid may not even be in high school yet and this "adult" has affected the entire rest of her life. So sad.