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Vacuum salesman faces child sex charges

Posted May 28, 2010

— A Raleigh vacuum salesman who is a registered sex offender faces charges that he molested a 9-year-old girl during a sales call in Greensboro in late April.

Timothy Jermaine Hayes, 37, of 5424 Pear Orchard Road, faces two charges of taking indecent liberties with a child. He was placed in the Wake County jail under a $150,000 secured bond and slated for a first court appearance next Tuesday.

Greensboro police said that Hayes molested the girl while in her house to do a sales demonstration for her mother and grandmother.

Hayes was convicted of attempted second-degree rape, second-degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a child in 1999, according state Department of Correction records. He served 4½ years in prison and was released from parole last March.

DOC records show he also has previous convictions for breaking-and-entering and drug possession.


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  • jessicathaboss Jun 2, 2010

    First of all she wasnt left alone with this man. He did not rape her. Molestation doesnt automatically mean rape. It is any unwanted touching...pinching, rubbing ect. The mother, grandmother and child were alone with this man and scared. He sexually assaulted the childs mother at the same time. I will not get into the full story but before you people go assuming things know the whole story. Why did Kirby Inc not background check him before letting him go into peoples homes? He is a registered sex offender. How would this family had known?????

  • Wolfheel Tarpack May 28, 2010

    It doesn't say he raped, but only that he took indecent liberties (i.e., molestation, pinching her rump, pulling her over to sit on his lap, etc. all which could be done right in front of grandma and mom without calling attention. Child in that situation is so stunned and not quite sure what to do, thus probably waits until he leaves to tell mom and grandma. Additionally, could have them try out the system while running to have the other adult grab their old to compare ... in the blink of an eye this atrocious behavior occurs.

  • kbo80 May 28, 2010

    Ok was he selling the girl a vacuum? Why is a 9 year old unattended?

  • k2tal38 May 28, 2010

    There is no way , no how that I would ever leave my child alone for 1 minute with a total stranger!!! I don't even answer the door for salesman!! If I want to buy something I can order online or go to a store!! This is crazy!!

  • gpcatgirl May 28, 2010

    I am not understanding this story. It really does sound a little crazy where were this little girls mom and grandmother if this guy was showing them a Kirby. It really makes no sense to me at all.

  • beachlvr0804 May 28, 2010

    Exactly jsinglemom626....where were the Mom and Grandmother? Geeeeezzz

  • jsinglemom626 May 28, 2010

    ok .whats wrong with this picture. how can he rape that girl.this is a supposed to be demonstration where in a hell are the mom & her grandma? i mean this is so bizzaar to me.this poor child, you telling me nobody hear her cry or even scream .she's being rape.and nobody hear her.something is not right.

  • JustOneGodLessThanU May 28, 2010

    LibertarianTechie, help legalize victimless crimes like those marijuana-related and our jails will suddenly be able to hold real criminals...at least 15% more...and our gov't will save Billions of $ in enforcement...and make Billions of $ in taxes.

  • chivegas May 28, 2010

    This sounds shady... Vacuum demos hardly involve child molestation. Where were the parents? Why do I have a feeling this is just a setup to sue the vacuum company...

  • sap0953 May 28, 2010

    1. Where were the mother and grandmother???
    2. Did the company not check his criminal record???