ONLY ON 3: Woman also charged with sex crimes against 14-year-old girl

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Submitted: Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:54am
Updated: Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:58pm

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Last month a man who claimed he was dying of terminal cancer was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Now a Wallace woman is also behind bars for sex crimes with the same victim.

Pender County Sheriff’s Det. S.A. Clinard says it all started on Facebook, where he says Ralph Smith contacted the 14-year-old victim and eventually invited her into his home.

“They were people who do nothing but prey on kids who are vulnerable, and that’s one of these cases right here,” Clinard said.

Clinard says Smith introduced the 14-year-old victim to Laura Marie Grabowski, 30, who is also known as Laura Marie Anderson.

“This involves a sexual contact that Ms. Anderson and Mr. Smith had with the victim at the same time on two different occasions,” Clinard said.

Grabowski faces two counts of statutory sex offense, and two counts indecent liberties with a child.

Smith is charged with six counts of statutory sex offense, three counts of indecent liberties with a child

Clinard says the victim is doing well, but he urges young people to be cautious when it comes to social networking.

“They need to be extremely careful who they are talking to and what information they put out there,” he said. “We have boys and girls who spill, they put their entire life out for the entire world to see. Even when you protect some information, people can get access to it.”

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11 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Woman also charged with sex crimes against 14-year-old girl"

2015 years 8 months ago

Thanks Dean Bailey. I nominate you for the best comment EVER posted in the comment section on wway. Bravo.

2015 years 8 months ago

I also meant to add that you were probably doing your business when they taught “Capitalize at the beginning of every sentence……..

2015 years 8 months ago

You made it to 61 years old with a 5th grade education. And I bet those were the hardest 3 years of your life. Maybe if you had payed attention in school instead of having sex with yourself, you could post coherently.

2015 years 8 months ago

Wow this is Awesome!! Some people do still have commented Sense!! Society has turned everybody into victims or monsters. Get a grip America

dean bailey
2015 years 8 months ago

please i started having sex when i was in the 5th grade. im 61 now, everyone was doing it, i love it so did everyone, i dont know where you grew up at or hole you had your head in, when i was in 1st grade a man try to kidnapped , he was in cab but i didnt get in. kids having sex has been going for 100 of years . 1870 there was 10 thousand kids prostitutes in ny city alone, that girl loved it. dean bailey

Walter Bowden
2015 years 8 months ago

I strogly recommend people who watch TV read Newton Minnow’s speech in which he descibes television as a “Vast Wasteland” exposing the public to violence, stupidity, insipid and generally banal content. He particularly calls to task the networks and TV stations for broadcasting this stuff. FYI, Newton Minnow was head of the FCC and said this in 1961. SSDD and what say you WWAY?

2015 years 8 months ago

I in no way know how to process several aspects of this situation. I had a hard time believing that one female would be in the same room with Ralph Smith much less have sex with him. Now we are told that two females had sex with Smith.

Prayers for the 14 year old girl and the family she belongs with. Prayers for the innocent family members that will be embarrassed by the actions of these individuals.

We pick our friends but can not pick our family!

2015 years 8 months ago

Today’s young people are growing up in a hyper-sexualized world. They are exposed 24/7 to sex on TV, song lyrics, advertising, and the internet. Have you taken a look at the line of slutty clothing American Apparel is aiming at teenage girls for “back to school”?

Does it shock you to know that kids are pulling up porn on their computers? They have learned how to get through “parental controls.” They are also sexting photos of each other in various stages of undress.
This is the world we live in now. TV has become incredibly coarse and vulgar, and kids, unfortunately, think the vulgarity is “cool.”
The United States is not only a democracy; it has become a pornocracy and through the stupidity and vulgarity of much of our TV programming, an idiocracy.

And so . . . I am rarely shocked anymore by anything.

2015 years 8 months ago

Amen….I am sickened to think that yet one more innocent person has been harmed by him. I was stupid to believe him not being from the area but no more. It makes me furious that some of us have Cancer and he just uses that as a pick up line and her playing into it another woman does she have not maternal instincts.. They both deserve what they get.

Karen dockery
2015 years 8 months ago

She is out, Was she convicted or not?

2015 years 8 months ago