Now Lowell police officer James Paul Blair, 51, is sitting in jail on a charge of statutory rape, according to WSOC-TV.
The girl’s mother said she was reluctant to allow Blair to become friendly with her daughter after she had run away, but allowed it because she had trust in police.
Besides, her daughter wanted to be a cop when she got older. And Blair offered to take along the girl’s little brother on outings as well along with his wife.
And his wife was apparently not around when he took her virginity.
After learning her daughter was pregnant, the mother confronted the cop who admitted everything.
He also told her he wanted the girl to have an abortion to save his own skin.
But the girl’s mother said she does not believe in abortion.
She said the veteran officer came to her home asking to connect with her 14-year-old daughter, who had run away before, and her sibling.
“To show them, ‘Hey, policemen are good,’” the mother said.
He would visit often and even took them on a trip. Then the mother discovered text messages that indicated her daughter was pregnant and the officer was the father.
One of messages, which is in the hands of the SBI, states, “If you keep that baby I’m done and you know it.”
Another said, “Do whatever you wanna do, just remember I love you and name it after me.”
“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,’” she said.
She said then the officer asked her to do something that she considered unimaginable.
“‘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,” the mother said.
The age of consent in North Carolina is 16. Blair is being held on a $1 million bond.