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Sanford man charged with raping teen

Posted January 6, 2014

Bailey Joe Mills

— Harnett County deputies arrested a Sanford man late Sunday on charges that he had sex with a 13-year-old girl.

The girl's parents found Facebook messages between her and an older man that they considered inappropriate, so they contacted the Harnett County Sheriff's Office Sunday afternoon.

After a search of his home, Bailey Joe Mills, 33, of 184 Nicole Drive in Sanford, was charged with first-degree rape of a child. He was being held Monday in the Harnett County jail under a $500,000 bond.

Agents with the State Bureau of Investigation and Harnett County deputies are examining items seized in the search to determine if more charges will be filed, authorities said.


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  • 678devilish Jan 14, 2014

    I will continue to say parents talk to your daughters. They don't know the danger that is lurking in this world. Take the computer and put it in the family room. Excess every once in a while so that you as a parent would know who she is communicating with. If you do not know, then get someone who do. Just making it safe for your daughter. I do hope this daughter realize the danger she put herself in and not go in that direction any more. Most of all she needs to really listen to her parents. They are not totally wrong all the time. Many times they are right.

  • Obamacare prevails again Jan 7, 2014

    This man is so gross.

  • Gnathostomata Jan 7, 2014

    We seem to accept child molestation as a normal lifestyle, because we do not really punish the criminal who perpetuates this crime. We merely retain them for a short period of time and release them back into society to prey on yet another child. We need to do more to protect children from predators. Couldn't they be required to wear a tracking device that alarms the local police when they stray outside of home or work? They evidently cannot control themselves enough to stay away from children and we cannot watch them 24/7. We need to change the law to protect children who seem to have no rights.

  • Whosays Jan 7, 2014

    This child needs help too, I hope they get her some. How did she end up with him???

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  • andypittman423 Jan 6, 2014

    Sick sick world we live in!

  • lwe1967 Jan 6, 2014

    Another one off of the street! Keep him off the streets!

  • turkeydance Jan 6, 2014

    yes, PC2, they should tat up the teachers, too, male or female.

  • ProudConservative2 Jan 6, 2014

    If you are a sex offender that is released then they should be required to have a tattoo on their face saying PERVERT!!!

  • LibertarianTechie Jan 6, 2014

    @Zoey0815, I don't how she looked. Children that age act a certain way no matter how they look. Something should have red flagged in his head to at least check for her ID unless he meant to do what he did.