Residents Concerned About Safety of Children

Residents in a Coffee County neighborhood fear for the safety of their children.

It all stems from a former police chief facing felony sex charges against children who live across the street from Kinston School.

With school getting underway Wednesday morning, several parents along Pierce Street in Kinston are horrified. Former Town Police Chief, Harold Frost, lives in an apartment within 100-feet of Kinston School.

Although he has not been convicted, last week he was released from jail under a $70,000 dollar bond. He faces rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse charges. The reported victims are two girls under 10-years-old.

Concerned Parent Christy Chancey said, "It makes me sick. He rides the roads without a care in the world. Meanwhile, he has ruined the lives of two little children."

Sheba Thorn, a concerned resident said, "The kids have to come across the street to go to school. This man allegedly sexually abused [them]. He needs to get out of our community. I'm scared for the children here."

When Frost was confronted by the parents’ fears of him living across the street from the school, he had very little to say. "[I have] no comment; you need to talk to my attorney.”

When Frost was asked do you understand the concerns of the parents? He responded, “No comment, you need to talk to my attorney; no comment, thank you."

As part of his bond requirements, Frost has a 6PM to 8AM curfew confined to his apartment. He must also alert court personnel of any change of address.

Frost is currently on administrative leave from the Newton Police Department where he most recently served as a police officer.

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  • by brandy Location: kinston on Aug 11, 2007 at 07:10 PM
    these people should not be that way.yes watch your kids,but he is judjed before he is even convicted.i dont believe he done this and alot of people around agree with me.hes not treated fairly.
  • by Jan Location: Kinston on Aug 8, 2007 at 07:00 PM
    Usually a person that is sexually abusing children doesn't just get that way overnight. How many more children has he abused that have not come forward? I hope he is not recieving pay while on administrative leave. It makes you wonder about teaching your children to trust anyone anymore. Investigate his past these are not the only children, there will most likely be others, that are afraid to come forward.
  • by Lynn Location: Newville on Aug 8, 2007 at 03:37 PM
    What is our world coming to? The very people we teach our children to trust (police & priest mainly) are the very perverts abusing them. When are we going to say ENOUGH! If convicted they should all be castrated, all rights taken away, and locked up for life. Maybe then they would think twice about abusing and raping another child.
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