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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The owner of a Leland dance studio is behind bars charged with first degree sexual offense of a child.

Leland Police arrested Jamie Watson, 36, Friday night. He and his wife own Revolutionz Dance Studio and Entertainment on Village Road.

Watson is in the Brunswick County Jail under a $220,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is this morning.

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63 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: Leland dance studio owner charged with child sex crimes"

2015 years 10 months ago

I’m appalled at how everyone jumps to the conclusion that this child is lying. No wonder so many sexual offenses go unreported each year- because of people like you all. This innocent child has most likely suffered some typed of horrible abuse at the hands of this man and all of you are rambling about this family’s prominence in the community. I know this family and took dance from them and while I was never assaulted, this man and his father were inappropriately affectionate with the students so I do not doubt this child’s claim. You all should remember he is the one who will be on trial… not the child.

2015 years 10 months ago

How many times have we heard about the wonderful families of the criminals being arrested in this area? How many of those arrested were fine people who could not possibly be guilty?

Those priests who molested those boys were “respectable”. I am sure that there are people who considered Jerry Sandusky “respectable”. There are still people who claim that Joe Paterno is “respectable”. Being considered “respectable” or from a good family doesn’t preclude one from the capability of being a child molester.

There are others who have posted who have said that this man was inappropriately affectionate towards the students. This charge goes way beyond that. First degree sexual offense of a child means that is accused of raping the child, not just touching inappropriately.

Although, this man is innocent until proven guilty, I think that the parent who would “ABSOLUTELY” let their child take lessons from him, would be irresponsible to do so. If there is any question of impropriety of this type, then you should not allow your child to be around this man unless he is found not guilty.

If he is guilty then he deserves the death penalty. Pedophiles cannot be cured. They do not need to be in society. If someone rapes a child then they do not deserve to live.

2015 years 10 months ago

If he seemed over affectionate, as you say, why did you keep going back?

Ethel Simmons
2015 years 10 months ago

I had actually seen the studio when I dropped my 16 yr. old grandson off there for a Sat. night dance and was thinking then how nice it was for the teenagers of Leland to have somewhere to go and have fun and actually met the couple and discussed enrolling my 3 yr. old granddaughter for hip hop lessons but just never got around to doing it and now whether the accusations are true or not(and I imagine they are)as I just don’t see ANY child accusing someone of a crime like that, it took a lot of courage for the girl/boy to come forward I thank God that I never enrolled her..my grandson only went the one time and never went back, said it wasn’t much fun…I believe in innocent until proven guilty but if either of them said he did something inappropriate with them then there would be NO DOUBT in my mind that they were telling the truth, I had a daughter molested at age 9 by someone who had children her age and I NEVER for one minute dreamed he would do that to a child but I NEVER doubted my daughter (telling me was very traumatic for her because for some reason she thought she did something wrong but was telling the truth and I called the police and got her professional help to deal with it,this sort of thing scars kids for life and the saddest part is the pervert got 6 months suspended provided he got psychiatric help and his idiot wife allowed him back in the home when he had been molesting their own children..some Mom huh I always keep those two children in my prayers and pray they are not emotionally damaged too much from what their monster father did to them…sorry this was such a long post but I feel this is a subject that needs to be addressed at length…parents PLEASE I beg of you make it a point to notice any changes in your child emotionally and let them know that they can tell you ANYTHING like this and you will believe them and back them up 100 per cent..

Ethel Simmons
2015 years 10 months ago

I’m so glad you think you have the right to call this a poorly uneducated county, just what county are you from that you think you’re so much smarter than people that live in Brunswick County..I’m not from Leland, in fact not even from this State but I think you owe the people of Brunswick an apology for thinking you’re so much better than them..let me guess you are probably a highly educated New Yorker lol..your comment was uncalled for..


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