A North Carolina mother got the shock of her life when she allowed a police officer to mentor her 14-year-old daughter. She thought the cop would be a good influence on her, until she picked up the girl’s phone.
When she saw the texts between her daughter and Lowell Officer James Blair, she immediately called police. It turned out the officer had gotten the 14-year-old pregnant.
“My heart was broken,” the mother told WSOC. “He tore my life apart.”
Apparently, Blair came into their lives after the 14-year-old had run away from home. He offered to mentor her and the other children, often taking them away on trips.
One day, the mother discovered several texts on her phone that revealed her daughter was pregnant, and that Blair was the father.
“If you keep that baby I’m done and you know it,” one of the texts read.
“Do whatever you wanna do, just remember I love you and name it after me,” another allegedly read.
The alleged sexual encounters took place in the woman’s home as well as in Blair’s patrol car.
“He told me he took her virginity. He told me it was his baby. He told me things happened and he said he was so sorry. And he kept saying, ‘Please forgive him,’” the mother said of the moment she confronted him about the incident.The mother claimed Blair pleaded with her to get an abortion for her daughter.
“’Get rid of the baby or I’ve lost my life. I’ve lost my life.’ How do I kill a baby? I don’t kill no baby. I don’t believe in abortion,” she said.
Blair was charged with statutory rape of a child and jailed on $1 million bail.
“We are encouraging the public to contact the SBI if they have relevant information or believe they may have had inappropriate contact with Blair,” SBI agent Audria Bridges told The Charlotte Observer.