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Registered Sex Offender Tries to Outsmart Cary Police

Posted December 21, 2006

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— A convicted sex offender accused of possessing child pornography tried to outsmart Cary police by identifying himself as his twin brother, police said.

Authorities kept Kenneth Craig Newsom, 32, in police custody for three days before realizing his real identity was not David Allen Newsom.

"It was his picture, (it) looked like him – the age matched," said Cary police Capt. David Wulff. (Police) took him under custody under that name."

Investigators received an anonymous tip about Newsom's true identity. Kenneth Newsom is listed as a registered sex offender in Idaho. He was convicted of child about 10 years ago, according to authorities. He never registered in North Carolina.

Police arrested Newsom recently after they went to his apartment on Harlon Drive to investigate a noise complaint.

"While we were there, we smelled a strong odor of marijuana and asked for consent to search the apartment. We did not get the consent so we obtained a search warrant," Wulff said.

When police searched the apartment, they found marijuana plants and child pornography that had been printed from a Web site.

Newsom faces a list of charges including obstruction of justice. Police could file more charges.
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  • jthiespowell Dec 22, 2006

    Nice analogy Frdurham1.....I think that North Carolinians are like developmentally disabled children, in that they are born that way.....I think that Durham residents are like career criminals and prone to a life of crime, in that they are born that way....I am all about the death penalty, but torturing people to death isn't any different than murder. Go live in Iraq.

  • jhndlp Dec 22, 2006

    What apartment complex did the criminal background check on him? I sure wouldn't feel safe there.

  • jhndlp Dec 22, 2006

    What apartment complex did the criminal background check on him? I sure wouldn't feel safe there.

  • kbaysdon Dec 21, 2006

    Im glad to see that the law is on top of things now. An innocent person could had been put in jail. These perverts needs to be put under the jail. Sickos.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Dec 21, 2006

    Thank God he's off the streets. AMEN!!!

  • renaissanceman Dec 21, 2006

    I think child molesters are like homosexuals in the way that they are born that way.Having said that I think these people can't be cured.We should stop putting innocent children in harms way and wasting tax payer money on programs like national sex offender registration,which by the way is about as effective as a restraining order,and instead torture them to death.I think most would agree that the only thing worse than a child being molested is a child being molested by a repeat offender. We must never forget that children can't vote so the only voice they have is ours!!!

  • renaissanceman Dec 21, 2006

    I think child molesters are like homosexuals in the way that they are born that way.Having said that I think these people can't be cured.We should stop putting innocent children in harms way and wasting tax payer money on programs like national sex offender registration,which by the way is about as effective as a restraining order,and instead torture them to death.I think most would agree that the only thing worse than a child being molested is a child being molested by a repeat offender. We must never forget that children can't vote so the only voice they have is ours!!!

  • renaissanceman Dec 21, 2006

    I think child mol

  • jessicalois Dec 21, 2006

    I can just see David Newsom being arrested... "No, I swear that wasn't me! It was my evil twin!"

  • ladypoetsteph Dec 21, 2006

    When will these sex offenders learn? You do the crime you will always be considered a sex offender. And child pornograhpy?! I'm sorry but anything dealing with the hard of child or sex related is the worst in my book. People can't you leave the innocent alone. Innocence is one thing that you should hol onto as long as you can. But it seems that all thse old men just can't seem to see women their own age as sexy as they do little children. Sickos

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