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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Winnabow man is sentenced to 15 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to sex crimes with an autistic minor.

Michael Mclachlin, 39, pleaded guilty in Brunswick County Superior Court on June 12 for attempted statutory rape of an autistic boy, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Mclachlin faces 15 years behind bars, and will be required to register as a sex offender for 30 years after his release.

Mclachlin may also be required to wear a monitoring device after he serves his time.

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  • Vog46

    me sick.
    Rape of any child is wrong – but an autistic child? I don’t care if the child was functionally autistic or not.
    This is the lowest of the low.
    There is no prison that too bad for this person.
    And pl;ease, don’t give me the “bubba will take care of him” schtick – even THAT’S too good for this creep.


  • saddened

    I find it sad that so many people judge others on just what the news reports. I see lots of posts about kill him / her, or bubba will take care of them. This is a shame due to the fact that people will judge others before finding out everything , and are so fast to jump up on that soap box and crusade for what is “right”. Now that being said i dont have all the facts about this case so I will not post my thoughts on this case in an open board due to a few simple facts. 1. I dont have all the information. 2. The news reports false information at times. 3. People lie.
    4. Im dont know this man and thus no matter what happens to him…. it doesnt effect me or my wife or kids. 5. im not god

  • guesty

    Just kill him and be done with him.

  • nofaithnlaw

    You know a baseball bat would be good right about now! But then again that’s too good for this slug…He will get his in the end…both literally in the end & then again in the end!

  • Guest2020

    He doesn’t belong in the prison. He belongs under it.


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