Convicted Sex Offender Faces New Charge

A registered sex offender convicted of rape faces new charges.

Clarence Kevin Thigpen, 43 years-old, of North Market Street in Washington was arrested in New Jersey for failing to notify authorities of a change of address as required by law.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says it received a report in September that Thigpen had moved. He was arrested in New Jersey and brought back to Beaufort County to face the charge of failing to register a change of address.


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  • by new jersey Location: new jersey on Mar 4, 2009 at 05:01 PM
    im having a heard time right now believing what ive just heard about this man, i thought i new him very well and some of his family for that matter. ive been involved with this man for 7 months till today and my mind is so blown away, i cant even think straight right now, no one ever told me anything at all and im always talking with his mom, now what kind of mother can do somthing like that to a person. im just so hurt right now i dont now what to do
  • by Allison Location: washington on Feb 11, 2009 at 03:17 AM
    I personally think the registry is a waste. Some people are on it who haven't even had sex/physical contact with a minor. They should make the charges more clear and even then it doesn't mean they were ever guilty in the first place!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2009 at 06:58 PM
    By cover of darkness, these perverts can be any where they choose..Teach your children, lock your house, have a gun. If one comes in, Blow him away. Pure Justice without the tax payers expense...
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Feb 10, 2009 at 11:05 AM
    The officials are doing their best to keep tabs on these offenders. However, the public is encouraged to notify the authories if they suspect an offender is not in compliance with the law. Better yet, If you believe that a known predator is breaking the law- make an anomynous call.
  • by why the 4 month delay Location: Washington Co on Feb 10, 2009 at 03:48 AM
    this is a big problem...this registry is already not doing its job properly..people use it as a weapon against supposed offenders because some of the people registered do not have their charges posted, and then the ones who are reportedly living in my neighborhood on the registry don't live in the homes they have listed....but the registry hasn't changed in months for my town...why aren't these people being checked up on? The registry is intended to give people peace of mind about their neighborhoods but it only makes me worry more when I know the offenders are roaming somewhere else unchecked.
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