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Robeson Judge Sentences Man For Molesting Children

Posted February 10, 2005

— A man parents trusted with their children as a babysitter is headed to prison.

Prosecutors say Demetrius Threatt went from state to state befriending families. He allegedly landed jobs as a babysitter and molesting both girls and boys.

"This is somebody who has a definite pattern" prosecutor Valerie Pearce said.

Threatt was convicted in Oklahoma for molesting a child. He later moved to Colorado where he befriended another family and babysat their children.

When the family moved to North Carolina, prosecutors said Threatt convicted them to take him with them as a nanny. Threatt was convicted of molesting four children related to that family.

A Robeson County judge sentenced Demetrius Threatt to 21 years in prison. He apologized to people in court during his sentencing. When Threatt is released from prison, he must register as a sexually violent predator.


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