Elderly Man Charged In Sex Crimes

A 67 year-old man wanted on child rape charges is now behind bars in Halifax County.

Authorities arrested Thomas Clairborne Wednesday.

Halifax County deputies say they got the report of the alleged sexual assault of a child back in January.

Deputies say they learned the rapes happened at Clairborne's home in Roanoke Rapids.

Clairborne is charged with first degree rape of a child, and second degree rape.


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  • by Kim Location: Rockymount NC on Apr 5, 2009 at 04:06 PM
    "Old timer" what time Zone are you in? 67 is Elderly! Now don't get me wrong,I hope I live to see 67-plus.I'm 40 now.But you know darn well that man was just WRONG WRONG WRONG! it doesn't matter how old he is! RAPE IS RAPE! And if it was MY child......Well you know the rest!!!!!!!!
  • by Kimberlyn Location: Raleigh on Apr 3, 2009 at 04:44 PM
    Even if he was 57; its elderly to a child. A nasty buzzard.
  • by nancy Location: nebraska on Apr 3, 2009 at 03:06 PM
    yes 67 is old enough to know he done something wrong ...really there is alot of this that has gone on for years,just nobody acting on this ..young girls never let anybody touch you if you feel something is wrong and nasty it is ... how long is this man gona be in jail....with good behaver he will get time cut huh.....
  • by Old Timer Location: Greenville on Apr 3, 2009 at 04:32 AM
    67 is NOT elderly. I should know!
  • by Anonymous on Apr 2, 2009 at 09:52 AM
    67 is elderly, its 3 years away from 70...
  • by Old Timer Location: Greenville on Apr 2, 2009 at 02:32 AM
    Since when is 67 elderly? Must have been a teenager writing this story.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 1, 2009 at 06:17 PM
    Old pervert.
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