Woman, Sex Offender Charged With Crimes Against 3 Year Old

A woman and her registered sex offender boyfriend have been arrested for sex charges involving a three year old girl in Onslow County.

Robert Burkhart is charged with nine counts of indecent liberties with a child, two counts of a sex offender using a social web site, two counts of exhibiting harmful performances to minors, and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by being delinquent.

Samantha Shearin is charged with nine counts of exhibiting harmful performances to minors, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile by being delinquent and obstructing justice.

Deputies say the two met on a social web site last October. The investigation shows Shearin helped Burkhart create MySpace and Facebook pages.

Investigators say during overnight visits to Shearin's home, the two performed sexual acts in the nude in the same room where the three year old slept. The child told deputies that during some of those visits Burkhart restrained and positioned her private areas so he could touch them.

Deputies say Shearin knew that Burkhart was a registered sex offender soon after they began dating.

Burkhart's bond is set at $205,000, while Shearin has a $10,000 bond.


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  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2009 at 02:11 AM
    judge not lest ye be judged
  • by lania on Aug 2, 2009 at 08:14 AM
    this crazy no good people should have life in jail
  • by sunshine Location: washington on Aug 1, 2009 at 05:30 AM
    I am a mother of a 4yrs old little girl and a 2 yr old little boy. I don't understand how a woman with a 3 yr old little girl can date a sex offender. she should be locked up andhe should be locked you and done away with. I think we should start doing unto other as they do unto us. meaning whatever crimes you commite do it back to the person that committed it!!!!
  • by kim Location: greenville on Jul 31, 2009 at 12:58 PM
    I agreed with Cactus...mom's bail should be the same as the boyfriend! I hope Onslow County DSS have custody of the child and keep it.
  • by tod Location: 7 springs on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:37 AM
    please all of you write your legislators @ nc.gov and demand tougher laws for sex crimes. These scum pollute the air we breathe and should get the death penalty if convicted. Also visit the offender registry website and make sure everyone knows who the ones are in your area. It IS NOT illegal to post fliers in the neighborhood pointing them out, you just cant threaten them. And remember that 99% of offenders are not on the registry including those who plead to lesser crime, didnt get caught, or offended before the registry was created. Look out for kids. By the way offenders are known to read headlines that reference sex offenses so if any sex offenders are reading this please go eat a gun
  • by Anon Location: Williamston on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:26 AM
    What else is on her record. I beleive I've seen that same picture of her on the news before.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 31, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    He looks like Dale jr.
  • by mandy on Jul 31, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    God bless that poor little baby. . .why is all i can ask? or say.
  • by Really? on Jul 31, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    Judy, does it matter? Are you ok with it if they just made her watch?.....and the article does say he positioned the girl so that he could touch her private parts.
  • by DC Location: Kinston on Jul 31, 2009 at 08:54 AM
    Lock these people up and weld up the door. I am sick and tired of these "registered" sex offenders getting to children. I will gladly pay more taxes to lock these people away forever.
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