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Johnston Man Accused of Online Solicitation

Posted February 8, 2007

— A Four Oaks man is charged with trying to lure an 14-year-old girl to a mall in Greensboro for a sexual rendezvous. It turns out he was talking with a Johnston County detective.

Authorities said the detective posed online as a girl playing hooky from high school.

According to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office, David Forsyth, 44, met a team of detectives at the mall Thursday morning.

Forsyth faces a charge of soliciting a child by computer to commit unlawful sex acts.

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  • MoMoneyMoMoneyBoMoney Feb 8, 2007

    Computers don't expose children to anything, Parents do!

    History will allow you to see where they've been, but does not control where the are able to go.

  • narck9 Feb 8, 2007

    Good job to the Johnston County Sheriff's Office for this arrest. Keep up the good work!

  • superman Feb 8, 2007

    any person-- or child that knows anything about computers will know how to erase the computer history. you have to do more than that.

  • Toni Feb 8, 2007

    Check out the story of the teacher in Raleigh having relations with a student on a field trip.....there are sicko's in all shapes and sizes

  • Toni Feb 8, 2007

    There are sites that give you information about people charged in your neighborhood with sex crimes

  • Toni Feb 8, 2007

    What computers do ..is expose children to things that they would not normally come across in there day-to-day lives. Gambling, porn, and meeting strangers from all over the world (chat rooms). You have to be one step ahead of these kids..look at the computer history.

  • Tired of thoughtlessness Feb 8, 2007

    I wish these perverts had their own community so they could rape each other versus innocent women and children.

  • 0 Tolerance aka Ms.Turner Feb 8, 2007

    Negligence???? Like I said my child was on an age appropriate site for her, not Facebook or Myspace. She simply saw what her older relatives were chatting and wnated to find people her own age too. It was the first and last time she will go on there. My child uses computers in her AG classes at school and that is enough for me. She uses our computer for other learning tools.
    NO Negligence would have been not monitoring my child and having my child hurt or missing.
    I'm sure that other parents who have children that are constantly on-line might do the same after seeing what I saw!

  • blueberryhill Feb 8, 2007

    You go roseyk.

  • steveonmsu141 Feb 8, 2007

    Take it easy lady. If you are so computer literate, surely you would know that My Space and Facebook are not the safiest places for anyone to be on unless you know how to safegurad yourself from online preditors (ESPECIALLY CHILDREN). Computers are a tool, and they should be made availabe to all children in one way or another. But letting your child get on My Space is pure negligence, and your lucky it ended there. But don't blame computers, or the internet because you let your child get on a chat room.