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Police: Man molested 9-year-old girl

Posted December 4, 2008

— A Greenville man faces charges of molesting a 9-year-old girl in his home multiple times, police say.

Officers arrested Jose Dario Morales-Jimenez Wednesday on 11 counts of felony first-degree sex offense against a child.

Investigators said Morales-Jimenez, who was not releated to the victim, invited the girl over to watch cartoons on his television. He fondled the girl, kissed her on the mouth, exposed himself to her and forced her to touch him, authorities say.

The victim's family reported the abuse to police on Nov. 5. The Special Victims Unit investigated, with help from the Pitt County TEDI BEAR Children's Advocacy Center.

Morales-Jimenez was being held in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $4 million bond Thursday. He was not a registered sex offender.

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  • teacher-mom Dec 5, 6:28 p.m.

    My Dad told me to be suspicious of men who want to hang around young children. I know women can be predators too. Those people need to get help before they ruin a child's life. I do not understand why the child's parents would allow an adult around a child unsupervised.

  • familyfour Dec 5, 3:23 p.m.

    Death penalty for child molesters.

    The damages a molestor inflicts cannot be repaired with time, therapy, or medication. They truly do not deserve to live.

  • opd162 Dec 5, 1:40 p.m.

    I dont know the complete story,yet again, WRAL giving half information...go figure

  • FullOfId Dec 5, 11:23 a.m.

    I certainly don't know the specifics of this case...but I would be HIGHLY suspicious of any grown man (or woman) who wanted to "hang out" or watch TV with my child.

  • Gnathostomata Dec 5, 11:18 a.m.

    Parents...guard your children. Thirty minutes of peace and quiet is not worth your child's innocence.

  • CraftyMo Dec 5, 11:15 a.m.

    Having been a victim of sexual abuse at an early age - it never goes away. Trust is broken and is hard to repair. If this man is guilty I hope they throw the book at him. I pray for the little girl who's life he has changed forever.

  • Eduardo1 Dec 5, 10:45 a.m.

    BE SURE AS PART OF HIS SENTENCE, THAT THE PARTS THAT THE GIRL WAS FORCED TO TOUCH ARE SURGICALLY REMOVED, THIS WILL STOP THIS PART FROM HAPPENING AGAIN WITH THIS LOW LIFE SCUM. I HOPE IN JAIL HE BECOMES SOMEONES "GIRL FRIEND"

  • bettyboopr2 Dec 5, 10:40 a.m.

    Castrate him. I hope she is okay.

  • K9Tucker.LoveMYcop Dec 5, 8:58 a.m.

    tiggerjd3 - I certainly hope that child has been taken out of the home by other family members if the police won't do anything.

  • Anne N Dec 5, 8:36 a.m.

    Protect you'r kids parents!!! Do not let them "watch cartoons" with grown men!! RED FLAG..

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