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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington teen is behind bars after he was arrested Monday night in connection with the sexual assault of two boys over the weekend.

New Hanover County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the crimes, involving two 12-year-old boys, happened sometime between Friday and Sunday.

Brewer says Timothy Grant Shaw II, 17, is charged with second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, second-degree sex offense of a child, disseminate obscene material and nine counts of first-degree sexual offense of a child.

The arrest came after one of the victims’ parents called law enforcement about what happened, Brewer said.

Shaw’s bail is set at $100,000.

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Claire Bennett
2016 years 13 hours ago

The immediate connection between sexual offense and homosexuality is a gross misconception. Clearly, this comment is riddled with ignorance and will do much harm. Regardless of the numerous grammatical errors showing obvious lack of education, the comment regarding BSA ‘caving to liberals’ should be removed for its inappropriate content.

2016 years 13 hours ago

I am sure the victims in this case are really concerned that you “sure don’t need this tonight”. They sure didn’t need to be victimized.

He was charged as an adult, which is legal under our criminal justice system, he will be tried as an adult. He is considered an adult and that is why his name is allowed to be made public.

It is not WWAY’s fault that this young man has been accused. It is not their responsibility to spare his feelings or those of his schoolmates. And they certainly cannot help the timing of this story.

Guest user
2016 years 13 hours ago

If molestation is having photos and videos of the boys in sex acts, there are a whole lot of everyone’s “innocent” teens out there who would be guilty of the same…whether it be boys or girls, and while none of us wants to think of 12yr olds engaged in sex acts, plenty of seventeen yr olds have photos on their phones of girls(or boys depending on their sexual orientation) whose ages they don’t know…. No, it’s not right, but don’t go categorizing this kid with Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer… Did he even touch them? Not saying it’s right at… Read more »

2016 years 13 hours ago

I KNOW GRANT SHAW. He is a friend of mine and this is just insane. There has to be some kind of mistake. If you knew him like me you would know that something about this just dosnt add up.

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