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Alexandria man accused of having sexual relationship with 12-year-old

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An Alexandria man has been arrested, accused of having sex with a 12-year-old girl he met on Facebook.

William McPhearson, 20, faces charges of child molesting and child solicitation.

According to police, McPhearson began a month-long relationship with the girl after meeting her on the social networking site. The two then met at a grocery store and began a sexual relationship after that.

McPhearson denied even knowing the girl but police said they found explicit text messages and pornographic pictures sent from his phone when they examined the girl’s phone.

The girl originally told police she believed McPhearson was 15 but later admitted she knew he was 20 and that he knew she was 12.

Police became aware of the alleged relationship after the girl’s parents reported her missing on Jan. 11.

This is not the first time McPhearson has had a run-in with police. Back in Jan. 2012, he pleaded guilty to domestic battery.

39 comments

  • micahbennett1

    i think they should give child molesters an automatic death sentence if they are found guilty with out a chance to apeal it.

  • Alice

    they need to put him in prison let him be somebody's b???? and I hope and pray her mom and dad gets her help at 12 she should not be having sex

    • BalloonBob

      Madamex.. F U!!!!! why do people have to make it a race thing. If you think it is just "Caucasians" then you have a lot to learn!!!!

      • MisC

        Idk understand the race card what so ever— seeing how white males aren't the only ones! It's the nasty ppl in general! This person is obviously as ignorant as the guy that committed the crime!

    • Larry

      This comment is just ridiculous! I would kill this man or any other that came close to my niece or any other little girl and I live in this town! My sister was also interviewed by the news about this.

    • MisC

      and wtf are you? I do believe if you got racist sh*t to say you can keep that BS to your mf'n self– you nasty wetf you are pos!

  • bobby

    I know this may not be a popular statement, but the guy is 20!! I thought this story was about some creep that was 30 or something. He did wrong, but the harsh comments should be saved for these 30 year olds messing with 15 year olds. Just think of the dumb stuff all of us did at 20, it may not be this bad, but all of us have done something wrong at this age. He might still have a chance, but if he messes up again, hang him !!!

    • BalloonBob

      Really!!!! I dont care how old you are. Having sex with a 12 year old is WRONG in the worst way. I dont care if you are 18 or 80!!!!!!!!!

    • Alison

      Did you not see where he has already been in trouble with the police? How many chances are we supposed to give people to continue to make stupid decisions?

  • no name

    tired of all these young girls having sex with older guys and ot getting into any trouble for there actions yeah the guys should know better but so should theses lil sluts .more sex ed should be taught and sex awareness also .

    • shelly Q

      i agree plus if they went after these younger girls they would stop chasing these older guys .look at how these girls are dressng and some of the pics these young girls are posting smh

    • kayla

      He may have did wrong but she is wrong also she is 12 she knew what she was doin and she lied to the police she told them he was 15 at first so see she ain’t innocent either. Yea he messed up but. There are guys out there that our haveing sex with little kids she’s 12 not 2 and guys that have sex with 12 yrs olds that are 30 and up get off free. And they don’t get news casted and stuff its bs . Not right that they only broad cast certain ppl.

  • kik

    She knew he was 20 so she is guilty as much as he is…You may say oh se is 12 so she did not know better… yea right… 12 year old these days are not the same as long long time ago! They are too grown and curious and some know exactly what they are up too! They both should be in trouble!

    • jace martin

      yeah the girl knew just as much as the guy did so i hope her parents have a seriouse talk with her about whole entire situation

  • ananomous

    This is family and yeah look how thease little girls are dreased going to school what music what movies and tv they watch and listin to. I know girls haveing kids at 14 and girls at 14 thats 5 times more sexuly active thain me. If he knew she was 12 it wouldent have happoned. If i dont bealeve the girl. Like if i dident know her from school and know forshure ill be askin for some id or birth certificate i wouldent even think twice about not talking to her ill halfto have proof befor considering it

  • preacherswife92

    It is just as wrong for the girl as the guy , Im a Mom and Im ashamed at how these girls are allowed to wear out of there homes ,I have a 19 yr old son , and 16,11 yr old daughters .

    • MisC

      Yea– stores need to go back to making "kids clothes" instead of "stripper in the making" clothes! And parents need to step up! I have 2 daughters and they would catch a swift kick in the butt if they ever tried it!

  • britt

    it all start at home. IF you teach your daughter not to be a lil' fast miss thang on facebook and to do some homework and get an education then im sure the parents wouldn't have to deal with this situation. Just because he's getting locked up don't mean that they wont have to press any more charges because i bet she do it again no matter if its with a 12 year old or a 25 year old

  • Carol

    Wow….are you kidding me with some of these comments? She was 12 and you have no idea what her home life is like and what she's been through…she is not to blame, she is a CHILD. He is the adult and should be treated accordingly. They BOTH need psychological help, but if 12-year-olds were known for their adult decision making skills there would be no need for adult supervision so this can't be pinned on her. She's a victim of a pedofile so stop trying to make her out as some femme fatale…I mean c'mon, seriously?? Also, what 20-year-old wants a 12-year-old…that's disgusting. Someone actually made a comment about how little girls dress today and that disgusts me as well, that's like saying if a woman dresses in short skirts she deserves to be raped. Don't get me wrong, I do think some of the teen clothes today are very inappropriate but that does NOT mean the children deserve to be molested and raped. I am appalled by some of these comments…making rude comments on how children dress when you have no idea how this particular child dressed….you should be ashamed. Disgusting…all of it!!

  • whiskeytangofoxtrot

    All of you that are making the sick, evil, threatening, mentally unbalanced comments- I suppose you are perfect?

  • Chickenfarmer

    Carol I was thinking the same thing. A child of 12 is incapable of making life altering decisions with any sort of reasonable expectation of what the outcome will be. It is illegal for a 12 yr old to sign a legal contract, get married, get a job etc because their brains are not fully developed emotionally or cognitively. He on the other hand at age 20 should have a fully developed brain and any reasonable man of his age would no see a 12 yr old as a prospective mate but as the child she is. It does not matter what she looks like or acts like. It does not even matter if hormones have gone amuck. She is only 12! Some of you who are saying she is as guilty as he is, ask yourself if you would sleep with a 12 yr old. Boundaries people, get some freaking common sense, DAMN!

  • MisC

    So this perv is def. more to blame then her— Now I'm not saying she is innocent by no means– she knew how old he was– but she is 12– Noone knows what goes on at home, behind closed doors.

    He is 20– he knows that's wrong, he know's it's illegal, he know's that's just disgusting. He did the crime, he will serve the time!

    Now for her, Parents whoop your daughters @$$ take FACEBOOK away- give her some damn barbie dolls I mean really? And if home is that bad for her to run away at 12 and find some comfort in a 20 yr old mans arms— Maybe she should have a new home?

    BUT on the other hand— there are several kids out here that just do what they want regardless of the punishments given. The parents could be very good parents and this child is just rebelling? And everyone knows this judicial system won't do anything to minors UNLESS the are caught in the act of doing something illiegal or have propable cause!

  • yoyi

    12 years olds nowadays are way more advanced than you think. what makes you think she was against this? what is a 12 year old doing with a facebook anyway? her parents are more to blame …

  • Tia

    The parents should be at fault too for not paying attention to what their 12 year old daughter was doing! I have a 13year old and she is never unattended and does not have a cell phone and does not have a facebook. This 20 year old looks very young infact he looks 12 his self. But, he was 20 and he knew what he was doing so you must face your decision you made. Where were the parents at the time she was in sexual relations? A child can never be left alone a parent must be invovled in their childrens life. Our children need to be involved in school work not cell phones and facebook. My 13 year old says mommy i want a facebook page all my friends have one and I simply had to tell her no and the reasons i had and that school work is more important and that their is, A time and place for everything. WE need to start parenting better! God help us all!

    • jordin

      It was late at night when she was gone . Her dad is a drunk that won't sign over custody rights to her mom . He is never home , so her grandma raises her .You don't know her life at home . She is my little cousin and i really DO NOT like the fact that some of you are calling her a ***** ! I mean yeah , she did something wrong, but im sure you lost your virginity at a young age too . And william , im sticking up for him too . I don't care what you guys say , he is a cool guy that messed up . She fell in love with him , teenagers can't help how they feel . They both knew it was wrong but , you cant help who you fall in love with .

      Read more: http://fox59.com/2013/01/23/alexandria-man-accuse

  • Jordin

    It was late at night when she was gone . Her dad is a drunk that won't sign over custody rights to her mom . He is never home , so her grandma raises her .You don't know her life at home . She is my little cousin and i really DO NOT like the fact that some of you are calling her a whore ! I mean yeah , she did something wrong, but im sure you lost your virginity at a young age too . And william , im sticking up for him too . I don't care what you guys say , he is a cool guy that messed up . She fell in love with him , teenagers can't help how they feel . They both knew it was wrong but , you cant help who you fall in love with .

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