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ONLY ON 3: The family of the man and his daughter wanted for incest speak out

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HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) -- Detectives in Pender County charged Robert Earley and his daughter Natalie Earley with incest.

In addition to Robert's incest charge, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office says he is also charged with incest against a child who is 13, 14, or 15 years-old, statutory rape, and negligent child abuse-serious physical injury.

When WWAY drove by the home where investigators say Robert and Natalie used to live, Robert's mother and one of his daughters were home and spoke to us.

They say the allegations Pender County has charged Robert and Natalie with stem from a custody battle Robert and his estranged wife are having over their five-year-old son. As far as the family is concerned, Robert and Natalie are both innocent.

"My name is Earley. You can only imagine how embarrassing that is to me," Jennifer Earley, 29, one of Robert's six daughters, said.

Jennifer says she is embarrassed because of the two incest charges pinned on her father and the incest charge against her 25-year-old sister.

"My father molested my little sister, whose 25? She not 12, 13, 14, or 15 and (the child) is 5," Earley said.

The child, who we are not identifying because of the nature of the alleged crimes, is Robert's child from another marriage according to Jennifer. Jennifer said Robert has custody of the child, but now the child's mother wants the child back.

"The mother has said a bunch of things, allegations on my father," Earley said.

According to Jennifer, her father and sister took the child away because of the custody battle with Robert's estranged wife. She went on to say that Natalie has been very involved in the child's care and has been given some parental rights over the child.

She also defended Natalie's character, stating she has never done anything wrong in her life.

"My sister has a perfect record. She has been an outstanding citizen," Earley said. "She is a CNA, and she works two jobs half of the time to try and help out."

Jennifer says she does not know where her father, sister and the child are, but says it will be difficult for them to come home in light of these charges.

"Now how is he supposed to take care of his kid with all these allegations? How is he supposed to come back to his home," Earley said.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office said Robert and Natalie could possibly be headed to Florida. They believe Robert is driving a red 1993 pick-up truck with North Carolina license plate BDW7514.

The news release issued by the Pender County Sheriff's Office had no mention that Robert and Natalie have a child with them.

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I'm totally surprised north

I'm totally surprised north Carolina has incest laws. you guys are like florida. You collect pedifiles like they are fucking hot wheels cars. Either change your laws or sit in front of peewee herman in the xxx theater and massage it into your hair well. Your state is the number one shelter for child molesters from other states. chester the molester should be part of your states iconography, or at least your governor. I know this cause I tracked a chomo from the west coast who made a bee line for your baby touching promise land. i got a idea change your name to jizzmey hand and your state flag to a 3 year old taking a money shot from grandpa. This would be a more honest interpretation of how fucking serious your local law enforcement, and department of social services takes child molestation. You should start issuing hunting tags and allow hunting at night with dogs.
Its like your whole state is quickly becoming a huge san Francisco of the east coast complete with a chomo on every fucking corner, chilling with the fat fuck corrupt cop of his choice.
Mwah! sucadic!

Homosexuality is a crime,

Homosexuality is a crime, why dont we have it inforced? Its no differnt.

Lol. Go you. I love when

Lol. Go you. I love when people judge things like sexuality and race etc. gosh that must be a hateful disposition. Oooo I know I know! Let's stone the woman who is escorted by a male non family member too! Black people aren't as smart as white people! Jews need to be exterminated! Women should be seen not heard! Gingers have no soulllsss!!! Ignorance like yours is a disgrace to humanity." Just bc I don't do it makes it wrong". However: Everyone knows molesting a child is the most horrendous and disgusting thing on the planet, it's pretty much universal. But comparing a same sex partner preference to being turned on by and having sexual relations with a baby?! That is endangering thier well being in many fascets of the term. Being gay doesn't. Or Asian. Or Jewish. Even if its a bit wierd doesn't make it a crime. A bit critical arent we? Ease up. Take a religion class. You might learn something on why the views of men are so strictly consolidated.

From your friendly neighborhood heterosexual white woman.

say what?

To bad ignorance isn't. They'd put you away for life.

Bizarre story

Just think:
If she had been home schooled, you could say she was having an affair with her teacher too!
You'd kill 2 scandalous acts in one family !!!!!

Yeah I know - in poor taste.......

Vog

personally

Personally knowing the family in question i hope the man is caught and put away for the rest of his life. This is not the case of some angry ex wife. there are pictures to prove the case and the only thing truely shocking thing about this case is that these charges were not placed at an earlier date. I also find it very sad that the family is defending the man when the family knew what was going on and for how long. stockholm syndrome is a very sad strange defense mechanism.

Don't you think if there

Don't you think if there were "pictures to prove the case", then they media would have said so? Just saying, if you know the family personally? I have heard some strange things about the ex, how she sold her child for money at one point. etc so if you knew so much, did you know that, or is that just rumor just like this?? I also know that both are being charged as it says, so should the girl go to prison for life also, they would be both breaking the law. And who in the family would really know "what was going on" I always believed that when things like this are going on, the one doing the wrong normally has a good way of hiding these things. And seeing how everyone is much older and moved on with their lives more then likely, how would they have "known"...and who is defending? Because I am sure if my anyone in my family would have done something of this degree I would disown them, period. There would be no protecting them!

seriously?

Yes, people who do not suffer from stocholm syndrom would disown a person for this. but this man has a history of abusing all of his children and all of his wives and it is questionable about his mother as well. stockholm syndrome refers to a psychological phenomenom where a hostage feels sorry for their captors. the term has been broadened in the psychological field to also describe a an intense bond that an abuse victim forms with their abuser in order to lessen the trauma of the abuse they are experiencing. In my opinion it is very likely that this case for the family defending this man. often in incest cases when the sexual abuse has gone on from the time the victim was a child and continued to occur into their adulthood the victim will believe themselves to be in love with the abuser. i also think that it would be a likely explaination for the family defending him. The other victims would feel sorry for him which is why they would defend him. like i said stockholm syndrome is a very sad very strange defense mechanism. or maybe its just a case of family full of sociopaths each with their narcissitic motive for defending him. i havent met natalee but all the other sisters are whack jobs and pathalogical liars. Hard any of them have custody of their children ypu have to question that, and now these charges? its not to hard to jump to conclusions.

Really...so if you don't

Really...so if you don't even know the girl being accused of the crime, how can you say it's ok to jump and come to conclusions about the other members of the family...last I checked she was the only one being charged with this crime. But you are bagging the other members, not her??? So how many sisters are there and how do you know what they are doing with their lives? Just bc one person may make nothing of themselves or be a liar doesn't mean every single one is. Seeing how you are very judgmental, is your entire family this way? So since OJ killed his wife, his entire family are murderers? I know what Stockholm disorder is, I didn't need a brief on it. And who says the "entire" family is defending him? Just bc one sister who probably likes to get involved in everyone's business defends the "sister" bc that is what she did on the article, does not mean they are all defending them. Are you a doctor of any kind, bc last I checked Wikipedia does in no way make you a professional and how in the world can you term this on the girl if you have never even met her??? So basically you are now ditching the rest of the family, not the ones being accused. Seems you might have known at least maybe one person in the family and are being a typical Hampstead junkie and judging the entire family bc one person gave you a bad taste. Because I know for a fact, there are a couple of these sisters which I have met who have nothing to do with this family and they would deny even being related to them. So please for the ones who actually are making a better life for themselves, don't be apart of the Hampstead going no where in life, judgmental, hateful person.

Clarity

Law enforcement and media need to make a clear distinction between consensual sex between adults and assault/molestation of a child. "Incest" can mean both. Assault/molestation should bring long prison time. Consensual sex between adults shouldn't be a crime in the first place no matter how many people find it disgusting. Rhode Island has it right.

If these allegations are the result of...

...a jilted spouse going for the jugular, that in itself should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. These kinds of accusations are very serious and carry with them lifetime ramifications that are nearly impossible to eradicate.

Angry spouses that are hell-bent to destroy a person they once loved is the mark of a very sick and demented mind.

ALL of the facts....

I would think that if a law enforcement agency is going to issue a press release they would put all of the important information in it. Including the small boy in the press release could be the one little thing that could cause a citizen to pay closer attention to a couple seen at a gas station. If their investigator did not even know about the boy I question how well he did the rest of his investigation. Pender County Sheriffs Department never has been the brightest bulb in the pack, but recently they have been slipping big time

These charges should be

These charges should be thoroughly investigated, and if the mother has lied she should be thrown in jail and given an extreme sentence. This could be a horrible crime... or it could be an evil accusation that causes harm to this mans life as well as other members of this family.

The

problem is..NO MATTER WHAT the outcome...the guy has been branded as sleeping with his daughter and molesting children FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. In the US...you are GUILTY even if your innocent.