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Naked girl found in Raleigh man's car

Posted June 24, 2009

— Garner police charged a Raleigh man with taking indecent liberties with a child Monday.

An off-duty deputy called police after he spotted Jonathan Leigh Sullivan, 41, parked in an undeveloped subdivision. Officers found a toddler boy and a preteen girl with him in his car.

Officers spotted the boy, but found the girl only after a search. She was naked and hiding under a tarp.

The search warrant in the case said the girl told officers she spent time with Sullivan in their "quiet place." She gave officers a reason why she was naked, the warrant said, but later changed her story.

According to the warrant, officers also seized some photos, a camera, a laptop computer and some computer discs from Sullivan's car.

After reviewing the photos, officers charged Sullivan with two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor. His $25,000 bond was also increased by $200,000.

Sullivan was being held Wednesday evening in the Wake County Jail. He will make his first court appearance Thursday evening.


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  • yacs Jun 25, 2009


    I hope they find the toddler.

  • lovecarolinagutters Jun 25, 2009

    Good looking out by the off-duty officer. They should give him a medal.

  • Antivenin Jun 25, 2009

    I cannot believe that they set ANY kind of bail for a man caught red-handed with a naked little girl in the car. Good Lord. There is no telling what has been going on in the home that the camera did not record. Every study done on pedophiles say that these people are incorrigible: Yet you let them out of jail with evidence so overwhelming. Did he get to go home where the children are?? SHAME on that judge.

  • Weetie Jun 25, 2009

    I agree with Ambergail...Where is the mother? Is she part of this too? Why do mothers allow their children to go whereever they decide they want to go? WHO is the responsible person here?

  • FairPlay Jun 25, 2009

    Why did the imspection false guy get 500,000 and this guy just got 200,000???? Come on something is wrong with the system!

  • Fredrick Bimmell Jun 25, 2009

    Lets find a place to put these people all together so they can never be around normal people again. -St Ives

    I think we call this place PRISON

  • FromClayton Jun 25, 2009

    where are the parents! this is an outrage! why are the parents not protecting those children! IF this dude is the father-and i doubt he is.. where is the mother?

  • Munchie Jun 25, 2009

    Disgusting! I read that he's the live-in boyfriend of their grandmother..they all lived together. Where was she? As an aside...when the hairline is receding no need for long hair.

  • redstarlean Jun 25, 2009

    This guy needs to be removed from life

  • Brejasa Jun 25, 2009

    This is sad but I don't think that all parents should be held accountable, depends on the case. When bad things happen it doesn't always mean your a bad person or a bad parent. There isn't one parent who can say they know where their teenager is 24/7, you may think you do but don't forget you were a teenager too. We just have to come up with a way to better educate/protect our children since our justice system refuses to protect them.