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  • piene2 Nov 12, 3:40 p.m.

    "So piene2....you mean to tell me if you have kids you would be perfectly fine if a neighbor committed these crimes and only got a $1500 bail and was sitting on their front porch within a couple hours time. 4DukeTillDeath"

    Well considering that your question is meaningless since we are not talking about a convicted criminal and because I know that many people are accused of crimes and are often found not guilty I would have no problem at all with them sitting on their front porch or for that matter, sitting on my front porch.

  • piene2 Nov 12, 3:33 p.m.

    "I don't think it's so difficult to understand that bail/bond is not punitive. But $1500 bail is a joke! Make it harder for the bail/bond to come by, by increasing the amount. The implications/condescending tone that all the folks commenting are unable to grasp the concept and therefore needed you to break it down for them is a bit over the top.
    relay4life4acure"

    Not over the top at all. As a matter of fact I believe my explanation is still a bit too hard for some to grasp so how about a bit more simplification? They not yet find guilt so they not more guilt than you or me. No keep no guilt in jail till trial. Trial than guilt or no guilt. I do not think I can find easier words than that.

  • MrsPage1989 Nov 12, 12:58 p.m.

    I wonder why the Mom's other kids were taken from her?

  • 4DukeTillDeath Nov 12, 11:58 a.m.

    There is alot more to the story but the mods will not let us share because the details haven't been "officially" released to the public yet. I keep hearing the mom ask "why" to alot of things in the video. If you truly knew and completely trusted the person you dropped your kids off with then you should have also known she had a major habit and was not fit to keep any children. I'm sure she didn't know something this horrible would happen but parents need to use better judgement.

  • Scubagirl Nov 12, 11:23 a.m.

    yes wakemom.......if you're going to say you know more, then you should share.....

  • Scubagirl Nov 12, 11:22 a.m.

    " She made her $1,500 bond and was back at home Monday."

    Then IT WASN'T HIGH ENOUGH!!! If she truly did this to this child she does not NEED to be 'at home' she needs to be locked up somewhere.

  • 4DukeTillDeath Nov 12, 10:51 a.m.

    So piene2....you mean to tell me if you have kids you would be perfectly fine if a neighbor committed these crimes and only got a $1500 bail and was sitting on their front porch within a couple hours time. That bail is a complete joke considering all that little girl went through. And WRAL hasn't released any of the horrible details. This is Shinaya Davis all over again except the girl lived.

  • Whatever Geez Nov 12, 10:41 a.m.

    She has two different dates for child abuse...one for the felony and one for a misd. child abuse

  • relay4life4acure Nov 12, 10:16 a.m.

    I don't think it's so difficult to understand that bail/bond is not punitive. But $1500 bail is a joke! Make it harder for the bail/bond to come by, by increasing the amount. The implications/condescending tone that all the folks commenting are unable to grasp the concept and therefore needed you to break it down for them is a bit over the top.

  • piene2 Nov 12, 9:31 a.m.

    "Wait a minute $1500.00 bond? You can't be serious, we're talking about a 2yr old child here!
    prettylady07"

    How many times are people here going to have to be told that bail/bond is not punitive! Bail/bond is to insure the subject's appearance in court, not to punish him or her?

    "In general, an individual accused of a crime must be held in the custody of the court until his or her guilt or innocence is determined. However, the court has the option of releasing the individual before that determination is made, and this option is called bail. Bail is set by the judge during the defendant's first appearance. For many misdemeanors, bail need not be set. For example, the defendant may be released on the issuance of a citation such as a ticket for a driving violation or when booked for a minor misdemeanor at a police station or jail. But for major misdemeanors and felonies, the defendant must appear before a judge before bail is determined."

    Is that so difficult to understand?

  • Whatever27 Nov 12, 8:49 a.m.

    "surley the courts in Tarboro aren't that stupid."

    -Don't we elect these judges? Then I wouldn't be surprised if they were "that stupid"

  • MrsPage1989 Nov 12, 8:33 a.m.

    So, I don't think sexual assault has been proven.

  • MrsPage1989 Nov 12, 8:33 a.m.

    I don't think the charges have anything to do sexual assault. Just Misdemeanor and Felony child abuse.

  • twatkinsntp Nov 12, 8:16 a.m.

    But if a 20 year old has sex with a 16 and has consent they get $500k bond......there has to be more to this......I hope....surley the courts in Tarboro aren't that stupid.

  • prettylady07 Nov 9, 3:51 p.m.

    Wait a minute $1500.00 bond? You can't be serious, we're talking about a 2yr old child here!

  • wakemom Nov 9, 3:35 p.m.

    i know people down there that have been discussing the story.

  • wayneboyd Nov 9, 3:12 p.m.

    I only hope its not true.

  • kimberlyhawkins Nov 9, 2:45 p.m.

    please fill us in wakemom

  • crustyhalo Nov 9, 2:41 p.m.

    wakemom...and you do ?

  • crustyhalo Nov 9, 2:40 p.m.

    Felony child abuse and Misd. child abuse are not the same as sexual assault,sounds like to me,that it is possibly the mother of the victim and she failed to stop the assault or report it to the police. Either way I agree...it should be no bond here. I hope that this child is placed with a loving family that will treat her or him as a human being with all the love and respect the little thing deserves.

  • wakemom Nov 9, 2:19 p.m.

    there is so much to this story you people have no idea about! SMH sad!!

  • LibertarianTechie Nov 9, 1:49 p.m.

    For some crimes, bond should not be allowed; crimes against children should be one of them. This case aught to be interesting to watch.

  • hmmmmm Nov 9, 1:08 p.m.

    Only $1500.00 for a sexual assault against a two year old???!!!! Are you serious right now???!!!

  • charper Nov 9, 1:04 p.m.

    They will probably let the person go and do nothing based on the carp I have seen and heard. If a child is 4 or younger and they say they have been abused nothing is done because the child is too young to know what they are saying and that was after many evaluations were done and the shrinks say "it happened". Such a screwed up world we live in!

  • dirkdiggler Nov 9, 12:59 p.m.

    $1500 bond for a sex assault against a 2 year old?

  • Coolbreeze Nov 9, 12:59 p.m.

    I know a person is innocent until proven guilty...but...1500 bond for felony child abuse....who sets these bonds?

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