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FIRST ON 3: Leland dance studio owner charged with child sex crimes

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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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Just to clarify further,

Just to clarify further, first degree sex offense is rape.

North Carolina General

North Carolina General Statutes § 14-27.4 defines first degree sexual offense as:

(a) A person is guilty of a sexual offense in the first degree if the person engages in a sexual act:

(1) With a victim who is a child under the age of 13 years and the defendant is at least 12 years old and is at least four years older than the victim; or

(2) With another person by force and against the will of the other person, and:

a. Employs or displays a dangerous or deadly weapon or an article which the other person reasonably believes to be a dangerous or deadly weapon; or

b. Inflicts serious personal injury upon the victim or another person; or

c. The person commits the offense aided and abetted by one or more other persons.

(b) Any person who commits an offense defined in this section is guilty of a Class B1 felony.

I would like more

I would like more information as well. I have had children take dance from him. And, while being a good dancer, I found his behavior to be a bit over the top with some, but not all, of the girls.