19-year-old charged with raping girl he met online

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Submitted: Tue, 03/20/2012 - 3:04pm
Updated: Tue, 03/20/2012 - 3:08pm

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Bladen County Sheriff’s deputies have charged a 19-year-old man with raping a child he met online.

Investigators say Michael Shavon McLaurin, of 863 Browntown Road, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of statutory rape, one count of solicitation of a child by computer and one count of abduction of a child. They say McLaurin had sexual relations with a 13-year-old girl February 18.

The Sheriff’s Office says McLaurin and the girl met on Facebook and began chatting. Deputies say after a couple of months, the two began texting with the texts becoming sexual in nature. McLaurin picked the 13-year-old girl up and drove her to his grandmother’s home, where they had sex, investigators say.

McLaurin is in the Bladen County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.


  • Rumblefish says:

    That happened to me once. He lied about his age.

  • GuestRealRumblefish says:

    I have a sense of who it is that is stealing my “handles” and registering them. I wish you and “your” forum a good and prosperous life. You may think yourself to be humorous but in fact, you are a sick individual.

    I find it disgusting that you would imply that I have ever been involved in the rape of an underage woman.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    I can’t even tell you how excited I am that you and your family watch Happy Days and The Brady Bunch. I guess I was all wrong about you. You sure proved your point! Really? What in the name of all that is un-holy do the above shows have to do with anything? I could careless what you and your family watch. I am just concerned at this point that you are unable to tell the difference between a 13yr old and an 18yr old. If you are unhurt by my words, then why bother responding with such idiotic cackling?

  • grnppls says:

    There are a lot of lil girls 13, 14, 15 that are allowed to wear makeup and dress as if they are older. Have you seen the the young teenage girls look? Apparently you have not. I have a 14 year old girl and I see the way her friends and clasmates dress and wear makeup. They surely do not look 13 and 14, they look 17, 18. Not like we did as young teenagers. I am a real parent and do not allow my daughter to appear older to others, but alot of parentas dont pay atttention. I am not defending the pervert for raping the girl. He should have had more sense.

  • Guest1234 says:

    How dare you? I have two children a 20 year old male and a 16 year old daughter. . I don’t watch the local news here on the T.V.. My family watches all the old time, good time shows at that time. Like Happy Days, The Brady Bunch, Have you heard of them? My 16 year old daughter looks to me to be around 20 and she has looked that way for many years. Even-dentally you must NOT pay attention to our youth girls out there. When some of these girls hit the middle school they turn into young ladies with their makeup and way of dress. Because a lot of it they model off of the T.V. shows and the magazines out there. Not to mention of of their hoochie mamas out there. My daughter came to my husband and I and told us months ago she was leaving her public school here. It was full of nasty boys. She now attends another school and she is better off for it. I am not in anyway condoning what this young man has done or not done. Innocent until proven guilty remember or have you forgotten that? Also, I am taking it you don’t and haven’t ever read the Bible I am NOT going to be the one to cast the FIRST stone, go right ahead and pull that trigger if you want to. As far as blaming the parents of the little girl, yes I ask the question who was watching what she was doing on their computer? I also know that you can’t patrol every movement of our young ones today. But, I try very hard to steer mine in the right direction. So if you want to call me names and act nasty that is fine. Lets see how does the saying go :sticks and stones can break my bones but words WON’T ever HURT me!!! :pppppppp0

  • Guest1234 says:

    I think all males and females need to check the other persons I.D. before getting involved. Little girls Lie, Lie, Lie all the time about their age. I also think in this day and age everyone who is a teenager and young adult should have to carry a health card around with them. Guys and gals lie also about not carrying any disease. I worked for a company that helped mentally challenged adults. The guy I looked after on third shift has full blown AIDS. he lied to his partners about his physical health all the time. To me that is committing murder. If this young man did do this, he should have to pay. But, I will say I hope they get the truth and all the truth before they put him away or not.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Little girls lie? Really? You mean to tell me you are so stupid you can’t tell the difference between a 13yr. old and a 18yr. old? I think prior to posting your I.Q should be checked. I am guessing since you are defending this child molester you have been in the same boat. If in fact he had sex with her, there is no other truth that needs to be known. She is 13 and he is in deep ^%$#. If you feel so bad for him take him a carton of smokes every sunday when they lock his sorry a@@ up.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    Dear God the girl is 13 years old. It doesn’t matter what she agreed to nor what she wanted. What the hell is wrong with you? He was 19 years old and knew better. Nothing unfair about this at all. It is against the LAW. What punishment does she get? The exact same punishment you get for being an idiot. NONE. No men do not have to check for I.D’s instead they can just use a little common sense. Something you seem to lack.

  • Guest2020 says:

    There is this thing called age of consent. In North Carolina it is sixteen. Therefore, by law, the thirteen year old cannot consent to have sex. That is why they call it statutory RAPE.

  • Rls says:

    i know he is old enough to know the trouble he could get in and he has but what about the girl? what punishment does she get? some girls go and find another “victim”. most girls know about sex and what can happen. are all men suppose to check ids for the age of the female before getting involved? if he forced her to go with him (but it does not seem that way)then he should be charged. girls and women are being treated differently and some are as guilty as the males. i am a woman but i think sometimes the law is unfair to the men because some females these days are permissive and want sex.

  • LL Cool J says:

    Yes its true you do have to check i.d. just like as if u worked in a convient store n someones trying to buy beer &cigarettes. Some females do lie about their age! But then again if you do know that shes under age and you still proceed to get wit her like a big dummy then heck yea you should be punished to the maxx! See you in 10 lil homie!

  • Guest2020 says:

    Where were the girls parents when this happened? Why were they not monitoring her internet and cell phone usage?

  • Guest1222222 says:

    Sure the girl’s parents are at fault, but this kid belongs in a cage like most of his “brethren” instead of being allowed to roam freely among humans to assault & prey upon them.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    The poster is implying you slept with an under age MALE not FEMALE. So register your handle already.

  • guesty says:

    His dance card should fill up quickly and he will become the little girl.

  • GuestWTF says:

    You are clearly the idiot here. Obviously you are not very observant to your surroundings and younger generations. I’ve been to a chorus concert at a MIDDLE school (you know 11, 12 and 13 y/o girls) who APPEARED to be atleast 16, some 17 or 18, even older. Full breasted, tall and dressed/made up to play the part… so you tell me where common sense plays in to that? You don’t think some of these girls don’t like hooking up with older guys so they can “brag” to their friends that they had sex with a highschool senior? So if there was a situation like this, you would think the girl deserves no punishment? Why don’t you quit demeaning others comments trying to make them look stupid for trying to have a little skeptism here and stop and think for a minute. This is 2012, not 1970 anymore… young girls these days look and act much older, so yes… sometimes you MAY NEED to check an I.D. Had the boy been 14 or 15 it would’ve been no big deal, possibly not the first time the young girl had sex, it’s just a matter of circumstance.

  • Guest1234 says:

    I am glad you have this whole world figured out. Either way he will get whatever he deserves. But I hope she does too. Regardless of her age she knew what she was doing too. They are having sex as young as 7 years old. Watch a rerun of a Maury show. Might open your eyes. Or Jerry Springer. Our world is changing and not for the good. You might want to become a Doomsday Prepper. lol.

  • Grand Ole Party says:

    “Obviously you are not very observant to your surroundings and younger generations.” I am observant ENOUGH to know when someone is underage!!! I find it hard not to demean anyone who defends a child molester. I would bet good money he knew her age prior to picking her up.

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