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Former Christian-School Volunteer Pleads Guilty to Sex Charges

Posted July 30, 2007
Updated July 31, 2007

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— A former North Raleigh Christian Academy volunteer pleaded guilty Monday to six sex offenses involving young girls and dating back more than 10 years.

Donald Cameron, 65, will serve eight months in prison followed by five years of intensive probation during which he will wear a GPS bracelet to monitor his whereabouts. He will also be listed on the state's sex offender registry for a minimum of 10 years.

Wake County Assistant District Attorney Melanie Shekita said the deal prevents the victims from having to testify.

"I think this is the best we could have hoped for with the least amount of damage," Shekita said.

Cameron's plea deal stemmed from allegations by four victims who said they were molested in his yard – two incidents occurred in March and April 2006 and two incidents occurred more than 10 years ago – while they played.

A student at North Raleigh Christian Academy, where Cameron volunteered in the music library, and a student from another school also claimed Cameron molested them.

"It would have been much easier to kind of get our kids where they were out of danger, tell them not to go down there and move on with our lives," said Scott Wood, the father of one of the victims, who chose to go on the record with WRAL. "But that wouldn't have accomplished anything for future victims, and I have no doubt that there would be future victims."

Authorities have said Cameron might have been molesting girls for as many as 30 years.

The parents of his most recent victims said they did not suspect Cameron was anything but a friendly neighbor until another child in the neighborhood witnessed the girls' being touched and urged them to tell their parents.

"We really, really feel like it's going to be difficult for him to do this again," Wood said. "In the past, it's been quite easy. That's been accomplished. We feel pretty good about that."

Since being indicted in May, Cameron has sold his home on Shadowbrook Drive in North Raleigh, where the incidents occurred.

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  • moglinferno Jul 31, 2007

    moglinferno, from your comments, "he probably liked their uniforms," sounds like you have some in you.

    Are you seriously comparing me, a 22 yr old female to a nasty old pedophile? I was suggesting what is universally known that A LOT of men have a thing for the "school girl uniform" look. Duh. So please watch what you say & maybe process a reasonable thought before you start such nonsense.

  • Iron Man Jul 31, 2007

    timbo, you didn't answer my questions.

  • Timbo Jul 31, 2007

    Iron Man, In the US, Ignorance seems more closely correlated with Christians than non-believers. Keep in mind, Christians actually don't believe in evolution and think that the creation myth Genisis is true! Amazing.

  • jimbo56 Jul 31, 2007

    It is unbelieveable that this man is getting such a light sentence. He should be given a much more severe penalty. I don't understand.

  • Iron Man Jul 31, 2007

    moglinferno, from your comments, "he probably liked their uniforms," sounds like you have some in you.

  • Iron Man Jul 31, 2007

    timbo, your ignorance astounds me. I need help understanding who these people you are referring to.

  • Bing Used Jul 31, 2007

    Religion came in when someone posted this pervert was saved and had accepted God into his life.

    The parent that came forward, talked to WRAL willing.

  • moglinferno Jul 31, 2007

    Where the heck did religion come in? This has nothing to do with it! It has everything to do with a very perverted man who has been molesting young girls for a decade & only getting 8 months!!!!! Guaranteed, he will do it again. He was just using the school for prey like a previous poster said. Whether its a Christian school or whatever - he probably liked their uniforms.

  • Bing Used Jul 31, 2007

    HeyGwen, Forgive a child molestor and allow him around our children?

    No matter what my children do, I will love them...but I honestly do not believe I could forgive one of my sons if they turned into child or granny rapists.

    I never doubted that if you sinned, God or Jesus wouldn't love you. But, if you are saved and you sin, you still have to ask forgivness before you die before you will be accepted into Heaven? Being saved doesn't mean you can sin, sin, sin and still be forgiven and accepted into Heaven without asking for forgivness?

  • Timbo Jul 31, 2007

    Gimme a break Iron Man! More people have been killed in the name of the christian god than can possibly be counted. ;^(

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