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Greenville man charged with statutory rape

Posted November 11, 2010

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— A 20-year-old Greenville man is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl at a high school.

Chad Cortez Barrett, of 1924 B Norcott Circle, faces one charge of statutory rape.

Police said that the incident occurred on the campus of J.H. Rose High School during after-school hours on Oct. 12. They said the sexual contact was nonviolent and consensual.

Barrett turned himself into police and was being held under a $100,000 bond.

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  • clickhere Nov 11, 2010

    It's good to see enforcement of this law. Even if a 15 yo is consenting, she isn't ready to have a child, or take a chance on having a child. My niece and her mother didn't bring her 18 yo "boyfriend" up on this same charge and now has 2 kids and no child support, her first was born when she was 16. I'm glad they charged this man.

  • CarolinaGirlRJA Nov 11, 2010

    One way or another kids these days are going to be getting "busy". Gross that he's 20 and messing with a 15 yr old though. Glad my dad had a two year rule for me until I was 18. He wouldn't allow me to date anybody more than 2 years older than me until I was 18 -- I argued with him about it when I was 14/15/16 -- but now I've thanked him for it and will probably do the same with my children!

  • bill0 Nov 11, 2010

    "THIS FORUM IS NOT SO OPEN WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.....'

    Duh! It isn't an open forum and isn't supposed to be. It is a privately owned website with moderators screening posts. If you want a wild-west style forum, there are plenty of those around too.

  • delilahk2000 Nov 11, 2010

    INMYOP, I WAS JUST SAYING I NOTICED IT WAS GONE AND MINE WAS ONE OF THEM. THIS FORUM IS NOT SO OPEN WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.....

  • itsmyownopinion Nov 11, 2010

    OK, I now assume the moderator is in favor of a 20 year old taking advantage of and having sex with a 15 year old, since the moderator has deleted the posts I've made to the posters who find nothing wrong with such behavior and are defending the accused. What happened to freedom of speech? I didn't use any bad language, didn't threaten anyone. Perhaps I should take this up with WRAL Management.

  • itsmyownopinion Nov 11, 2010

    I may have lost count delilah, but I thought possibly ten were deleted. They seemed to be disappearing quickly, and I don't believe everything I said was posted, but I'm sure it won't matter to me for long, as I should be doing something else anyhow. ;)

  • delilahk2000 Nov 11, 2010

    ITSMYOPPINION, YOU ASKED A GREAT QUESTION. WHY, MINE WAS THE ONE THAT WAS DELETED. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY.;....

  • Coach K is still GREAT Nov 11, 2010

    The article states... A 20-year-old Greenville man is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl at a high school.

    Did anyone else catch that he's a 20 year old senior? Haven't most 20 year olds been in for college for 2 or 3 years?
    shelby1076
    November 11, 2010 1:37 p.m.
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    No I didn't read that anywhere... where did you see this in the article...???

  • kikinc Nov 11, 2010

    According to other outlets, he was a student.

    http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Student_Accused_of_Statitory_Rape_At_High_School_Arrested_107119814.html

  • itsmyownopinion Nov 11, 2010

    May I ask why posts are being deleted? Thanks.

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