Woman faces charge for sex with under-age boy

Friday, December 26, 2008

Two sex-related offenses were among the cases considered by the Grand Jury last week.

Kathy Mai McKinney, 28, of Ewing Lane, Lewisburg, was indicted on two counts of aggravated statutory rape. According to the indictment, McKinney, who has two daughters and works at a local restaurant, engaged in a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old. The dates of Oct. 10 and 20 are listed in the indictment as occasions when she met with the juvenile at an address in a local trailer park.

McKinney turned herself in on the first of December. Lewisburg Police Detective Santiago McKlean wrote, "Defendant did confess to the crime and advised she made a mistake."

McKinney has also been indicted for identity theft.

The other sex-related indictment accuses Tommy L. Wray of Broadview St., Chapel Hill, of aggravated burglary, sexual battery, and criminal attempted sexual battery.

On Oct. 22, "the defendant entered the residence through the kitchen area and made sexual comments to a 13-year-old child who was in the residence at the time," wrote Detective McKlean in his affidavit of complaint.

"The child stated the defendant touched (the child) and exposed himself to (the child). The child was in fear at the time."

McKlean notes that the child made a positive identification of Wray in a picture line-up.

Indictment does not mean the defendant is guilty. That's determined by a jury, a judge, or the defendant's guilty plea.