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Man, 45, charged with sexually assaulting 12-year-old

Posted October 2, 2009

— Moore County sheriff's deputies arrested a 45-year-old West End man Monday after the sexual assault of a 12-year-old child was reported.

Sheriff Lane Carter said the assault occurred outside Pinebluff.

Thomas Ronald Guarnieri, of 262 McDougal Drive, was charged with sexual battery and taking indecent liberties with a minor.

Guarnieri was being held in the Moore County Detention Center Friday under a $60,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Oct. 5.


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  • Adelinthe Oct 2, 2009

    mom2threecld - "there is no rehab for this sick minded people."


    California tried for years to rehab them, and finally admitted it just couldn't be done.

    Praying for the child.

    God bless.


  • TomLynda Oct 2, 2009

    If it were my child, (and I was convinced he was guilty) I would probably stand his bond just to get to him

    I agree with that 100%

  • beachboater Oct 2, 2009

    Child molesters are sick, but not the kind of sick that can be treated. I do agree that castration is a real good place to start. A needle would seem to be a good way to end.

    If it were my child, (and I was convinced he was guilty) I would probably stand his bond just to get to him.

  • tgw Oct 2, 2009

    The needle is too kind-fry his a.. NOW-do not pass go-do not collect $200!! End of conversation

  • mom2threecld Oct 2, 2009

    all child sex offenders should be castrated. there is no rehab for this sick minded people.

  • Eduardo1 Oct 2, 2009

    remember the "Ox Bow Incident"? Lets lynch him now and avoid the costly trial. Are any of you posters, got first hand knowledge that a accused person is automatically guilty?
    If he found to be guilty, let him be sentenced accordingly.

  • annieaamrm Oct 2, 2009

    Do we know any details about this case that indicate the parents did not protect their child the best they could and educated them on the dangers of predators? If there is, then I have more respect for most of the posts on this story and I missed some critical information.

    Are their statistics or studies that says that most parents do not take to time to tell/educate their children of the dangers. I personaly don't know any parent (must live a sheltered life) that have not warned their children of the dangers and am baffled at how parents keep getting blamed on stories like this.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Oct 2, 2009

    To answer your question, Professor... No, I will not be joining you or anyone else in prayer to your invisible sky dictator.

    Instead, I will continue to work with others humans to actually help make this planet a better and safer place for everyone.

    My actions are echoed by Colonel Robert Ingersoll's maxim, "Hands that help are far better than lips that pray."

    Children need human wisdom and guidance. If this child's parents understood this, she may not have been a victim. These are humans helping humans.

  • RedStatesManWatts Oct 2, 2009

    Get the rope and take him out back to the oak tree. Problem solved. Next!

  • postracker Oct 2, 2009

    This sounds a whole lot like the Roman Polanski case. How many of you now want him to be ste free?