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Halifax man faces child sex charges

Posted April 24, 2012

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— A Halifax man faces accusations that he inappropriately touched a 13-year-old, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Halifax County detectives said they arrested Clifton Ray Nethery II, 52, on Monday after receiving a report about a possible sex crime a day earlier.

Nethery was charged with second-degree sexual offense and taking indecent liberties with a child. He was given a $125,000 bond and scheduled to appear in court May 23.

Investigators said that Nethery knew the teen before the alleged sexual abuse, but they declined to release more details in order to protect the teen's identity.

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  • piene2 Apr 24, 2012

    ""Grammarthis, why not reveal the sex of the victim so that we may better know the abuser?" -- bristowbs

    Why? You thinking about asking him out???
    davidk_at_unc"

    Is there a titillation factor?

  • davidk_at_unc Apr 24, 2012

    "Grammarthis, why not reveal the sex of the victim so that we may better know the abuser?" -- bristowbs

    Why? You thinking about asking him out???

  • Makami Apr 24, 2012

    @bristowbs- How does knowing the sex of the victim get you to better know the perp???

  • rc136561 Apr 24, 2012

    Unfortunately he has the right to live here in our society after he is released if he and he will get jail or prison time. You know according to RBC Ministries over 50% of ministers and priests have engaged in sexual activity with minors. No-one is exempt from doing something stupid but the price they pay is much higher than the crime or senseless act they committed.

  • beaulahjackson4 Apr 24, 2012

    Your words: Grammarthis, why not reveal the sex of the victim so that we may better know the abuser? Did they hide the fact that Sandusky abused boys? The news media needs to reveal all the facts. It does not identify the victim.
    bristowbs
    April 24, 2012 10:16 a.m.

    Does it really matter? The victim is a child, and the child no matter what gender will most likely struggle with this for the rest of their life. Pedophile is a Pedophile, a predator that preys on defenseless children, you don't need to know the gender for a description of this offender we can plainly see the mug shot.

  • iknowmyschnitzel Apr 24, 2012

    Bristowbs...I still don't see the point. It doesn't matter whether he abused boys or girls. He is accused of molesting a child. Male, female, doesn't matter. Let's keep him away from ALL of our children. Does it change your opinion of the perpetrator based on the sex of the child he abused? For me, it doesn't.

  • bristle Apr 24, 2012

    Grammarthis, why not reveal the sex of the victim so that we may better know the abuser? Did they hide the fact that Sandusky abused boys? The news media needs to reveal all the facts. It does not identify the victim.

  • itsmyownopinion Apr 24, 2012

    I totally agree with you stephba.

  • beaulahjackson4 Apr 24, 2012

    stephba I agree with you, when I was a child no one talked about this, and if they did often times it was brushed under the rug in order to save face or to save someone's reputation. What brave children to speak out against their abusers. I am sure it was very scary for the child to come forward. The more they speak up the more exposure there will be and hopefully it will make the pedophiles give second thought to abusing for fear of the victims telling on them. My prayers are with this child and I am proud of the child's bravery.

  • iknowmyschnitzel Apr 24, 2012

    Well said stephba and I agree. It's been happening for a long time but we now have registration laws and the media helping to publicly identify these abusers. And bristowbs, what difference does it make whether it was a male or female at this point? Why do you specifically need to know this? Please enlighten me because at this point, it seems perverse.

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