Dad finds sex messages on teen daughter's phone; now two charged | Crime
SALISBURY - A father who was looking at his daughter's phone discovered sexually explicit messages, and that discovery led to charges against two men.
Investigators say that Rodney Albert Shearer, Jr., 21, and Chad Poss, 28, both had a sexual relationship with a 14 year old girl within a 24 hour period at a party in January. Shearer has been charged with one count of taking indecent liberties with a child and two counts of statutory rape, Poss faces one count of taking indecent liberties with a child.
"This is a good example of why, as a parent, you should be involved in what your kids are doing on social media," said Rowan County Sheriff's Captain John Sifford.
After finding the messages on his daughter's phone, the man contacted the sheriff's office and began an investigation.