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Northampton police officer charged with rape of minor

Posted May 7, 2014

Christopher Turner Buffaloe

— A Seaboard police officer is facing rape charges following an investigation into his alleged relationship with a minor.

State Bureau of Investigation agents arrested Christopher Turner Buffaloe, 27, Tuesday on three counts of statutory rape of a 13-, 14- or 15-year-old, three counts of statutory sex offense, indecent liberties, disseminating obscene material to a minor, soliciting a child by computer and sexual exploitation of a minor.

He was held in a Northampton County jail under a $1.3 million bond. Authorities said he remained in custody Wednesday and his first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

Seaboard police said Buffaloe is a part-time patrolman who has been with the department for about a year and a half. He is on administrative leave without pay.


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  • beachlover01 May 12, 2014

    My husband and I bought a K-9 from him a couple years ago. This has really blowed my mind, never in a thousand years would I have ever thought he would do something this low. Men like this are horrible and God will take care of them one day. I just pray for the girl or girls and their families. WRAL please keep us updated on this.

  • Paul Mitchell May 8, 2014
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    @WRALModsAppvPostsTheyAgreeWith - sorry, you're wrong about the cure. These acts are not about sex, they're about control. Your cure isn't a solution. Unfortunately, there isn't a solution except perhaps depositing them on an island somewhere...

  • "Screen Name-8/20" May 7, 2014

    "He was held in a Northampton County jail under a $1.3 million bond."
    Blessed to see the bond is HUGE so other children will be safe from him for a while.
    Prayers for the child.
    Wish we could do to child predators what I think should be done to them. Then they'd never be able to sexually predate on anyone ever again.

  • N Diana Bobbitt May 7, 2014
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    It's amazing how an ego can make a person think they are above the law. Selfishness knows no bounds, no matter who gets hurt. Arrogance evidently knows no bounds, either. This just makes Law Enforcement take another hit for the actions of one man.

  • amdriver12 May 7, 2014

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    I think Citizen is hitting that it'll probably be used in the sense as an aggravating/mitigating factor. I believe the laws on the books break it down from 16-18 years old, 13-15 years old, then 12 or younger. Although I agree it probably could've been better worded here.

  • Forthe Newssite May 7, 2014
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    Thanks Citizen, still seems odd

  • Super Hans May 7, 2014

    To protect and serve - NOT!

  • geraniumposey May 7, 2014

    OMG--don't these people have any better sense than this?!?!?
    An officer of the LAW should know the LAW!

  • Citizen12345678 May 7, 2014

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    That's how the charge is actually written out. "Statutory rape of a 13, 14, or 15 yrs old". 12 yrs old and younger is a worse offense.

  • Forthe Newssite May 7, 2014
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    then it should read AND not OR. Clear writing is not something cared about it seems