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Former School Volunteer Indicted on Child Sex Charges

Posted May 14, 2007

— A Wake County grand jury Monday handed up child-sex charges against a former North Raleigh Christian Academy volunteer who already faces charges that he improperly touched two young girls.

The indictments name Donald Cameron, 65. Prosecutors told WRAL that one of the indictments involved a girl at the school in an incident that happened last year. The other indictments involve incidents going back as far as the 1990s, they said.

The indictments, on which Cameron has not yet been arraigned, allege four counts of taking abusive liberties with a minor.

Cameron was a volunteer at North Raleigh Christian Academy. Officials there said he volunteered for two years in the music library, but had no direct supervision over students.

Cameron made his first court appearance in February, when he rejected a plea deal on charges of taking indecent liberties by touching two girls, ages 8 and 9. Prosecutors say those girls were playing in his yard on Shadowbrook Drive in North Raleigh in March and April 2006.

Cameron is free on bond on those charges.

The girls’ parents said they didn't suspect Cameron was anything but a friendly neighbor until a child in the neighborhood witnessed the girls being touched and urged them to tell their parents.

Wake County prosecutors said in February that investigators had identified three victims in California.


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  • salut2daking May 15, 2007

    This is really a case of mental illness. You have to be sick in the head to do something like this. Touching little bitty girls. I will never understand something as sick as that. I don't even believe a 24 year old should date a 17 year old.

  • teachnc0703 May 15, 2007

    I hate when everyone is so quick to judge-what is the proof? Somebody saw him do this- another child? My prayers are with those girls-in case they are wrongly accusing him !!

  • lisaids May 15, 2007

    The stats have shown that most (very high percent)crimes like this are committed by a family member or someone very close relations (neighbor) to the victim.

  • Its only me May 15, 2007

    I think that these cases are the saddest!!!! I hope the victims have a speedy recovery. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims.

  • inform May 15, 2007

    This doesn't appear to be a case of homosexuality, rather one of pedophelia. While factual that most pedophiles are heterosexual, given that only 2% of the population are homosexual, it is likely that the incidence of pedophiles among sodomites is extremely high.

  • bsmith17603 May 15, 2007

    Strolling bones ,I believe you are correct in your assumptions

  • bsmith17603 May 15, 2007

    I do not think that the statistics support that an individual who chooses homosexual is necessarily a predator. In factI believe that the majority of thepredators are not homosexual.
    I am unclear as to the background of this man . Could someone please educate me a little more on this subject since WEAL seems to be vague in reporting of the entire story

  • strolling bones May 15, 2007

    Most child predators are hetero and known to the child and family.

  • yukonjohn3 May 15, 2007

    I must not understand homosexuality. This is a guy, he is accused of taking liberties with little girls, how is that homosexual??

  • voddiecoop May 15, 2007

    As the father of a month old baby girl, I have to admit that my thoughts are kind of reactionary. But anyone who has been watching these type of stories on the news has to admit that the predators much of the time look and fit a certain profile. As a father, this is one type of profiling I will support law enforcement to do.