FIRST ON WITN: Man Charged With Rape Of Teen

A Beaufort County man has been charged on a sex crime involving a teenager.

Cornelius Sparks of Chocowinity has been charged with one count of statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old.

Beaufort County deputies say on July 29th they received a report of an alleged sexual assault against a child. They say after an investigation and interviews they brought charges against Sparks.

The 23-year-old man turned himself in Thursday and was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.


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  • by yall crazy Location: new york on Oct 4, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    Why are you people wasting time fussing back and forth about something that is out of yall hands. I understand that he may be some of yall family, but the situation is bigger than what you can handle. If this cruel act is true then hey face the facts that he will serve time(I hope alot!),but if its not let God handle it....HE'S ABLE!!!!
  • by UCONN Location: NEW HAVEN,CT on Oct 2, 2009 at 07:41 PM
    even if it was consentual he's guilty.he's a grown man he know right from wrong the fact of the matter is there has to be evidence of rape to call it rape.just because he has a bond doesn't mean anything that doesn't help the case you can get a bond for manslaughter.i wouldn't call this a mistake,i call it lack of thought.i see cases like this all the time.to the young lady who says she's his girlfriend,almost a year is not enough time to know a person and what they are capable of doing.the fact of the matter is:EVIDENCE!they looking at the fact that he slept with someone underage who thinks as a child LEGALLY and by him suppose to be older and wiser he took advantage of that so the title for that is:statutory rape
  • by A mother Location: Chiocowinity on Oct 1, 2009 at 04:03 PM
    It doesnt matter if she said yes or no....SHES UNDERAGE. ASK FOR ID. good lord i hate to say it but he set himself up for this one. wrong place wrong time, no matter his character...or if hes a father, he was alone with an underage girl long enough for people to think something happened...wrong decision!!! think before you put yourself in that situation. But terry is a nice guy, And i hope him the best, these things about him being a father shouldnt even matter. Hes a grown man that lives his life how he wants to. The fact is he had sex with an underage girl that he pissed off. think about all the guys you know thats say 18 dating a 15 yr old. not a large differance but still illegal. so stop judging!!!! He simply made a mistake, if in fact he did. But we will all have to wait and see. GOOD LUCK terry!!!
  • by MINDY.. Location: WINTERVILLE on Oct 1, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    SUPPOSED TO OF BEEN A THANK YOU TO THE PERSON WHO SAID POSTED BY:TO REBBECCA...SORRY BOUT THAT THAT THANK YOU WASNT FOR REBECCA IT WAS FOR YOU..CAUSE YOUR RIGHT TERRY DONT USE WOMEN HE TAKES CARE OF HIMSELF!! AND YOUR RIGHT TERRY LEE DOES BY ALL MEANS LOVE HIS CHILDREN WITH ALL HIS HEART!!
  • by to rebecca on Sep 30, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    Terry Lee does not brain wash his woman into havin his babies and he does not use them.... I have known terry for a long time and I know that the reasons he dont see his childern is because his baby mamas wont let him... To this day I will have a baby by Terry and wont think twice about it... He loves children and I have seen him with my three nephews and my neice and hes wonderful. It hurts him everyday that he cant see his... Terry is and always will be a great dad... And there is no doubt in my mind that hes innocent... I will have to have strong evidence to think other wise... I love you terry!!!! See you tomorrow....
  • by jessica on Sep 30, 2009 at 06:25 PM
    Ok is it possible yes is possible however not likely and as far as it being a CHILD.. it is only that way because that is the way the LAW states!!! and as for evidence come on now any girl hollers anything along the lines of rape and the cops jump however when it is found out that these girls made these things up what is done about that??? the men have already been through the mud because of the statement the girls made yet the men are still looked at as they did something wrong!! lets point out that it is NOT a MOLESTATION CHARGE NOR A VIOLENT RAPE the charge is STATUTORY MEANING IF HE DID WHICH HE DID NOT IT WAS CONSENTUAL not forced and if he was as bad as you all are making him out to be why would they even give him a bond?? So yes we will see in court that he is not found guilty!!! So honestly back off and look in your own closet!!
  • by ASHLEY Location: CHOCOWINITY on Sep 30, 2009 at 05:16 PM
    I LOVE YOU TERRY LEE!!!! DONT LET YA HATERS GET YA DOWN!! LOVE YA!
  • by rebecca Location: wilmington on Sep 30, 2009 at 02:16 PM
    i know terry well enough to know he would do this. you say he is a good dad umm no he is not he wont even come see them or support them i wonder how many women he has brain washed to get them to have his babies he wont even get a job he doesnt have a car he just brain washes women and lives off them he is sorry as it gets and those that are supporting him are just as sorry as he is....
  • by Britt Location: Washington,nc on Sep 30, 2009 at 12:47 PM
    Why all the talk about how good he is..where is the page to talk about protecting our children????
  • by To mom on Sep 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM
    John Sparks is Terry's uncle not his dad.
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