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Raleigh man facing child sex charges

Posted March 17, 2010

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— A Raleigh man is accused of taking indecent liberties with a child.

Police on Tuesday arrested Michael William Graf, 63, of 3739 Hillcrest Road, and charged him with three counts of first-degree sex offense with a child.

According to his arrest warrant, Graf engaged in illegal contact with an 11-year-old and took inappropriate photos of the child.

Graf was being held Wednesday in the Wake County jail under $5 million bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.

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  • catwoman1 Mar 18, 2010

    I'm shocked and saddened by this. I just hope there aren't any webcams in our bathrooms or offices...

  • Justin T. Mar 18, 2010

    For all the geniuses saying that white males are doing all of the kid touching... may I remind you of the story of the young black man who raped and killed a 5-year-old a month or so ago.

  • Coach K is still GREAT Mar 18, 2010

    It appears that a certain type of people perpetrate these crimes more often than others, doesn't it?
    its about time
    GOLO member since April 20, 2009
    March 18, 2010 9:45 a.m.
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    Exactly WHO do you mean by a CERTAIN TYPE OF PEOPLE???
    If you're saying what I THINK your're saying, I wouldn't go there...

  • Pseudonym Mar 18, 2010

    DukeLady3,

    Keep in mind that a bond is not a punishment, but rather insurance that the perp will show up in court. The judge takes into account flight risk and danger to society. Shania (sp?) Davis' mom is only a danger to people who are her daughters, wheras this guy was deemed a danger to every child. I agree, it doesn't seem fair, but punishment comes after the trial and conviction.

  • Adelinthe Mar 18, 2010

    OB - "Alright, somebody tell me why this guy belongs in the same generic "sex offender" category as an 18 year old kid who sleeps with his 17 1/2 year old girlfriend? This is a guy who needs to be in jail for the rest of his life rather than released after 5 years with a stern warning to stay away from schools, churches, synagoues, et al."

    AMEN, AND AMEN!!!

    They can never change; they can't be rehabilitated - California tried that, it didn't work.

    Therefore, they should be in a place where they are forever removed from society, so children can REALLY be protected from them.

    God bless.

    RB

  • Adelinthe Mar 18, 2010

    "We need to start branding 'molester" on their foreheads..."

    Or just a big red "M"

    I'll never understand how some can read articles like this and still not believe the devil lives.

    Praying for his victim and for anyone unfortunate enough to know this evil degenerate.

    God bless.

    RB

  • dugmeister Mar 18, 2010

    The 5 million dollar bond speaks volumes - that's one heck of a bond. (i.e. I doubt he is getting out anytime soon.)

  • DukeLady3 Mar 18, 2010

    I love the idea of branding! :) But, on another note, does anyone find it disturbing that this man is in jail (and will probably stay until court) on 5 million bail, but the Antoinette Davis (Shaniya Davis') mom is running free after selling her child to a man just like this one....

  • Pseudonym Mar 18, 2010

    Alright, somebody tell me why this guy belongs in the same generic "sex offender" category as an 18 year old kid who sleeps with his 17 1/2 year old girlfriend?

    This is a guy who needs to be in jail for the rest of his life rather than released after 5 years with a stern warning to stay away from schools, churches, synagoues, et al.

    Just get rid of the "sex offender" category. It labels the wrong people.

  • MamaDummy Mar 18, 2010

    Women also sexually molest children. But somehow, before I even click on this article & the photo came up, I knew it was a white male.

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