After repeatedly raping a teenage girl, a registered sex offender was sentenced to jail.
Ceasar Ramere Bozeman, who was sentenced to probation for sexual battery charges in 2014, is now charged with three counts of second-degree rape, three counts of statutory rape of a minor, and three counts of kidnapping, according to Star News Online. The 24-year-old from Wilmington, North Carolina, reportedly restrained and raped a 15-year-old girl on Aug. 1, Nov. 14, and Dec. 28, 2015, as reported by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrest warrants.
The suspect had already been convicted of two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery in 2014, which led to his sex offender status. He was sentenced to 60 months of probation and a suspended prison sentence, and required to register as a sex offender for up to three decades. Under North Carolina law, Bozeman may be required to remain on the state sex offender registry for his entire life and register his current residence every 90 days, according to the North Carolina Department of Justice.
On Feb. 26, another sex offender from North Carolina, Phillip G. Jarman, was arrested and charged with sex offender premises after visiting a Chuck. E. Cheese, as reported by JD News.. By visiting the child play center, the 30-year-old violated the conditions of his sex offender registry. In 2010, he was convicted of indecent liberty with a minor, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
According to Family Watchdog, a website that locates local sex offenders within the United States, older children are at the greatest risk of sexual abuse, as approximately 36 percent of victims are aged 12 and older. It is estimated that one in six boys and one in four girls are sexually abused, and about 300,000 children are abused annually in the United States.
Regarding the suspects, only about 10 percent of perpetrators tend to be people that the child does not know. About 30 percent of abusers are family members, and 60 percent are friends of the family, such as babysitters and neighbors.