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Man charged with having sex with teen in school parking lot

Posted October 22, 2009
Updated October 23, 2009

— A man has been arrested for allegedly having sex in a high-school parking lot with a teen whom he met at the juvenile facility where he worked, according to court documents.

Hugh Prentice Jr., 30, is accused of having sex with the 15-year-old girl in his vehicle in the parking lot of Southeast Raleigh High School in September. He was later arrested and charged with statutory rape and taking indecent liberties with a minor.

According to court documents, the two established a relationship when the girl was in the juvenile facility where Prentice worked.

Prentice's first court appearance was set for the afternoon of Oct. 29.


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  • NCAries Oct 26, 2009

    Law should not be bent or circumvented - else it is useless. No need for them at all if it is not upheld.

    You might want to tell Bev that...

  • jackaroo2 Oct 23, 2009

    oh my, what a surprise this is.

  • Eduardo1 Oct 23, 2009

    R-A-P-E. What is so difficult to understand. Who cares about a 20 year?69 year.
    Rape, indecent liberties with a minor, sex in an open public or municipal property, AND the list I am sure goes on.

    He looks like a lad that any parent would love to point out with pride, "that's my sonny"

  • lovethemoment Oct 23, 2009

    I do believe the man should be charged, however, the female is far from innocent. Just because she is 15 doesn't mean she doesn't know the difference between right and wrong. That is what is wrong with society nowadays, nobody wants to take personal responsibility!

  • djofraleigh Oct 23, 2009

    The offense is his, not hers. As a minor, she can not take away his responsibilities as an adult.

    Am I not seeing this right?

  • Buddy1 Oct 23, 2009

    "I saw on divorce court where a young lady was 20 years old and her husband 69 years old. They both admitted age was just a number."

    Are you seriously equating the intellectual maturity of a 15 year old with that of a 20 year old? That makes no sense. What also makes no sense is your use of "Divorce Court" for the gathering of empirical evidence.

  • Professor Oct 23, 2009

    Smile. It makes people wonder what you are up to

  • merrywidow Oct 23, 2009

    Just because she was in juvi doesn't mean that her parents don't care. She could have become unmanageable no matter what the parents did and having her in juvi is a step in straightening her out. Not all parents are perfect parents like so many are here, obviously......(sarcasm button hit pressed)

  • Professor Oct 23, 2009

    Why are the comments not being made public, WRAL?

  • djofraleigh Oct 23, 2009

    >How then a person can be tried as an adult for murder at 14, but not have the ability for sexual consent is a bit confusing law-wise<

    Your logic is all twisted is what is wrong.

    The 15yo girl is NOT being charged for consent or not. The 30yo man is being charged for having sex with a minor.

    Had the man been 18, he would not have been charged for rape.

    That a minor can consent with another minor is evident.

    There is a matter of power/status/position involved.
    A grown woman can be 'abused' when sexually advanced on by her boss.