According to WRAL and other local news stations,
NCCU: Former student never disclosed sex offender status
Posted July 19, 2009
Durham, N.C. — North Carolina Central University officials said Monday that a former student who was charged last week with a sex crime involving a current student didn’t reveal he was a convicted sex offender on his enrollment application.
Brandon Alexander Whitehurst, 21, no address available, was charged on July 13 with sexual battery and a probation violation.
An N.C. Central student told campus police that Whitehurst tried to force his way into her dorm room last week.
Whitehurst was convicted in July 2006 of incest and had to register as a sex offender.
He attended N.C. Central in the 2008-09 school year and the fall 2009 semester but didn’t enroll after that, school officials said Monday.
The university never conducted a background check on him because he didn’t state on his enrollment application that he had a criminal record or that he was a registered sex offender.
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I always believed a picture says a thousand more words than any news article, so here is the man of which they made the claims:
I also decided to redistribute these claims verbatim, lest anyone say, “I quoted them out of context.”
His defense against this report or any reports against him have always been that as of the charge of 2006, he was never formally charged with incest until 2009. Considering those facts he never felt it was his civic duty to tell anyone a thing until he signed his name on the dotted line. It took the courts 3 years of deliberation to formally charge him of any sex offense. Those three years he spent in college seeking a law degree. In hopes of studying the law efficiently enough to learn how to defend himself against the rallies of the word of man.
What web editor Matthew Burns and reporter Erin Hartness refused to disclose to the public was that the “sex-crime,” alleged against him by the word of a female student was dropped in 6 months after Mr. Whitehurst took her to a small claims court jury trial. We asked him what he thought of the woman that raised charges against him and he said, “I dub her Marcy Dangerfield.” Meaning the words of man or woman can be very dangerous to the sanctity and security of a man. Now-a-days, anyone can get on the stand and “Cry Wolf,” have no proof of injury, be it mental or physical and get away with “rape of the mind” simply because cases like these leave us with no easy answers. She was willing to send me to prison, she and the prosecutor, with no more proof than Here-say and that is why I “pleaded the fifth amendment.” Laid my head upon the chopping block and when they dismissed the case, I thought, “Freedom is the Prize of a Righteous Man.”
He was not given freedom though. After all charges were dropped and the courts could not say without a reasonable doubt whether he was guilty of any wrong doing the courts then sought to site him with probation violation. The courts would claim it was because, he was on a public campus and the girl made a stink. Only after the case was dismissed and one could not find any alleged charge on his file, it begs the question, “What did the courts, the city, the school, the girl, society, get out of imprisoning a man who can show no proof as to why he is locked up besides probation violation?”
Guilty verdict followed enrolling 07.20.10 – 10:07 pm Former student facing new charge still may have lied
By Ray Gronberg
DURHAM — A former N.C. Central University student accused of groping a current student wasn’t a convicted sex offender when he was admitted to the school in the spring of 2008, state justice and correction officials say.
But Brandon Alexander Whitehurst, 21, was facing a charge of incest in Moore County, and apparently lied about that on his application.
“My understanding is that when he applied, he did not disclose his situation, and his conviction took place after he’d become a student,” said UNC system Chief of Staff Jeff Davies, who added that system officials are reviewing the incident with their counterparts at the Durham campus.
N.C. Central officials on Tuesday stood by their statement that Whitehurst “did not reveal any criminal background on his application,” which asks would-be students six yes-or-no questions admissions officers can use to ferret out potential safety threats.
Applicants have to disclose convictions of any crime more serious than a misdemeanor traffic violation, and have to own up to any criminal charges pending against them.
In spring 2008 Whitehurst was nearly two years removed from having been arrested in connection with the incest allegation. He eventually was convicted of that offense on Sept. 9, 2009.
His subsequent listing on the state’s sex-offender registry dated his conviction as having happened on July 16, 2006. The registry said the victim in the case was 13 years old.
Following media inquiries about Whitehurst’s latest arrest, N.C. Central officials said they hadn’t known he “was a convicted sex offender at the time of his admission.”
But N.C. Department of Correction spokesman Keith Acree, N.C. Department of Justice spokeswoman Jennifer Canada and officials in the Moore County clerk of court’s office all confirmed that Whitehurst’s conviction happened in 2009.
Canada said the 2006 date in sex-offender registry “was just an error” that mirrored the day of Whitehurst’s arrest on the incest charge. Officials have since corrected the entry.
Offenders’ names are only supposed to go into the database following a conviction.
Canada couldn’t “say for sure” who punched in the wrong date, but she noted that “information is generally input by the county where” the offender registers. Registration is required upon conviction.
Whitehurst as of Tuesday was in the Durham County Jail, where he’s being held on charges of sexual battery and violating the terms of the three years’ probation he received in 2009.
Durham County Sheriff’s Office records show he was held pending a $250,000 secured bond on the alleged probation violation and another $1,500 secured on the battery count.
The battery charge stems from an incident this month involving a current N.C. Central student who told authorities Whitehurst touched her buttocks, thighs, legs and feet “by force” and against her will.
Whitehurst hadn’t attended classes at N.C. Central since fall 2009, and “is not a current student,” university spokeswoman Myra Wooten said. Because of the new charges, he’s been barred from campus.
UNC system policy, developed following a pair of 2004 homicides of students at UNC Wilmington, requires criminal-background checks of applicants who answer yes to any of six campus-safety questions.
Lying on the application is grounds to deny admission or for dismissal from the university after admission, N.C. Central’s application warns.
A conviction or pending charge doesn’t automatically bar a student’s admission.
System policy allows schools to admit people despite those problems, after making “an individual determination that [an] applicant does not pose a significant threat to campus safety.” Campuses do, however, have to document the decision process.
Davies conceded that the screening effort depends on would-be students “telling the truth on applications,” although admissions officers sometimes notice other clues that trigger background checks.
He also noted that the campuses don’t background-check every applicant — an option university leaders rejected in 2004 on cost grounds.
For the 2008-09 academic year the system’s campuses processed 127,808 freshman-class applications and offered admission to 74,720 would-be students. Of those, 31,927 eventually enrolled in classes.
Davies said it was “too early to tell” whether officials would modify policy or procedure because of the N.C. Central incident.
“I think our campuses do an admirable job of adhering to policy and making admission decisions properly,” Davies said. “Campus safety is our highest priority. Whenever something happens, we need to look carefully at what has happened to see if we need to amend our practices.”
After 6 months of rotting in jail and 3 years of quietly waiting for freedom, no one could say if it is important whether or not he touched the woman without her permission, after all was said and done it did not seem to matter any more, He was still looked at as a LIER, even though all that knew him, knew him to be an upright person. What made the girl LIE? What made the University rip the young mans life apart when he was only a year from completion of his BA in political studies?
According to http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-man-prison-serve-five-years-ramad-chatman-georgia-prison-not-guilty-probation-broke-terms-jail-a7744326.html
This is something that has been going on for years and should have been taught in the lives of our youth long before they go into our world of professionalism. The word of another can condemn or it can bless. The power of the tongue has the ability to create or destroy and we as a people have this need to destroy. Ms. Dangerfield’s LIE cost a man his lively hood. The young man’s lie of omission cost him his college career but should he have gone to Prison? Nothing can be said about the woman that was caught in her lie. The trauma of the court proceeding was too much and she never received any repercussions. The man did his time of 3 years silently and upon release became a wandering vagabond because we all know what happens to people tagged with these SCARLET LETTERS Innocent or not, they are made to seek the voice of THE ADVENT.
Ten years after that horrendous day, what can you ask a man that can not risk to be shot down as a mocking bird? They tell him if he is convicted one more time of any case of similar offense he will have to Opt for castration. He asks all the time who in there right mind would be caught for a, “sex-crime,” more than once. What classifies as a, “sex-crime?” The here-say of a spoiled child or a scorned woman, cause that was what Marcy Dangerfield was, she was a scorned woman and nearly got her a mocking bird. This one was just smarter than most. What sort of world do we live in, where a man’s livelihood and manhood is threated in some archaic means of justice. It was because of what happened to me that I wanted to fight crime. Only they did not want my brand of justice. I wanted to rip the Parry Mason Clause to shreds. For every man upon the freedoms given to us at birth have a right to justification and peace.
The dismissal of a case is supposed to mean that it never happened, instead journalist and the DOJ will keep someone’s file riddled with half true information that is available to anyone on the internet and because no one wants to go through to deliberations of proving, “Beyond reasonable doubt.” They are made to plea guilty, settle out of court, or sign for deals that will make them slaves to society in short order. If not slaves.
Eunuchs, with no other motivation besides food in the belly, shelter, and peace.
Mr. Whitehurst is not bitter, his language is rough and pure and full of innocent love for his country and fellow man. He is just baffled at what people claim to be liberty or free will. He finds the definitions man places upon there words to be fickle and self-serving and does not excuse human nature for their folly. He lost the respect of many, gained the respect of many. He has fought the good fight, has seen many prisons and many high places. He will not separate himself from his story because he sees a day when many will need his education, even when they don’t want his truth and claim him to be a lie. He smiles. Only to be found whispering,
All in due time.
One day the world will wake from there slumber, Count me as one of that number.