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Missing Mooresville girls found in Tennessee
NEWS@WCNC.com ^ | September 30, 2009 | NewsChannel 36 Staff

Posted on 09/30/2009 9:43:07 AM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Two missing sisters from Mooresville have been found safe in Tennessee.

Officials said Keara and Siera Hess are being taken to a local hospital in Tennessee for examination.

The girls were found with their father, Matthew Hess. The three had been missing since last Wednesday.

Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the girls last night, because 12-year-old Keara is pregnant and in need of immediate medical care.

The Iredell County Sheriff's Office says Tennessee authorities contacted them this morning, saying they had found the family. Keara is still pregnant and will be treated by a physician in Tennessee, according to Iredell County officials.

The Amber Alert that was issued for the girls on Tuesday night has been canceled.

Matthew Hess is being held in custody by Tennessee authorities. Iredell County officials say they are asking the district attorney to file charges against Hess for not getting medical care for Keara.

Authorities have been searching for Matthew Hess and the two girls for a week. Hess wrote his estranged wife a note, saying that he was taking Sierra to Lakeshore Middle School last Thursday. The wife became suspicious when 12-year-old Keara didn't make it to her doctor's appointment.

Keara is 8 1/2 months pregnant and needs a medical procedure to protect her child.


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1 posted on 09/30/2009 9:43:07 AM PDT by SiVisPacemParaBellum
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

I am glad they found the kids. Now they need to hang that guy.


2 posted on 09/30/2009 9:45:37 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

wow... 12 yo 8.5 months pregnant...


3 posted on 09/30/2009 9:48:09 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

The numbers seem to have an error.

“Keara” is 12 years of age and 8.5 months pregnant?

Seems unlikely.


4 posted on 09/30/2009 9:48:28 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: GeronL

Now they need to hang that guy.

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Why?


5 posted on 09/30/2009 9:48:30 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

“because 12-year-old Keara is pregnant”

WHAT THE F*CK????

Someone needs to assume room temperature and PDQ!


6 posted on 09/30/2009 9:48:35 AM PDT by Grunthor (Gun toting, Bible thumping Flag waver. According to the left, I am a racist.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

illegally kidnapping two girls isn’t a good reason?


7 posted on 09/30/2009 9:49:52 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

The article says that the pregnant twelve-year-old girl is “in need of immediate medical care.”

Is that Duckspeak for abortion?

I didn’t follow this one earlier, so I don’t know how she got pregnant, or what the story is with these estranged parents and their children. But there may be more than what appears on the surface, I suspect.

What the father intended or what the mother intended, or who’s responsible for the pregnancy, I don’t know.


8 posted on 09/30/2009 9:50:25 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GladesGuru

pictures here....

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=7039725


9 posted on 09/30/2009 9:50:50 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: GladesGuru

It’s quite possible, unfortunately.


10 posted on 09/30/2009 9:51:17 AM PDT by Redgirl (ibama - it's all about him!)
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To: GeronL

He adopted these girls years ago. How is them being with him kidnapping?


11 posted on 09/30/2009 9:52:42 AM PDT by JustaDumbBlonde (Southern by choice ... American by the grace of God)
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To: GeronL

He’s the Father.

How is that kidnapping?


12 posted on 09/30/2009 9:53:15 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Cicero

“Is that Duckspeak for abortion?”

She probably will need a c-section because of her pelvis size. Just guessing...


13 posted on 09/30/2009 9:53:25 AM PDT by Redgirl (ibama - it's all about him!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Does Roman Polanski have an alibi?


14 posted on 09/30/2009 9:53:58 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Don't tell 0bama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: Cicero

This quote:

“Keara is 8 1/2 months pregnant and needs a medical procedure to protect her child.”

Makes me think they want to c-section, not abort.


15 posted on 09/30/2009 9:58:42 AM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Cicero
... and needs a medical procedure to protect her child.

Abortion wouldn't serve that purpose.

16 posted on 09/30/2009 9:59:04 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Damn the trolls (even those within our ranks). Full speed ahead. ~ Þ)
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To: GladesGuru

The numbers seem to have an error.

“Keara” is 12 years of age and 8.5 months pregnant?

Seems unlikely.”””””

Don’t count on it.

You must have missed the past 5 years of “The Maury Show”.


17 posted on 09/30/2009 10:00:32 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: GladesGuru
“Keara” is 12 years of age and 8.5 months pregnant?Seems unlikely.

Why would it be unlikely? Many American 11-year-old young women would be able to get pregnant. Not safe, but able. She may be closer to 13.

18 posted on 09/30/2009 10:00:35 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Responsibility2nd

He is the adoption father...he is white, the girls are black...speculation is he is the father of his adopted daughter’s baby...

Speculation is he kidnapped them to conceal the birth out of state...


19 posted on 09/30/2009 10:00:54 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: BykrBayb; Marie2

I hope you’re right.


20 posted on 09/30/2009 10:01:58 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

That means the girl got pregnant at 11.

Unfortunately, this sounds like a case in which the “father” committed incest.


21 posted on 09/30/2009 10:02:47 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Liberals have an inability to value good character or to desire it for themselves.)
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To: Boonie

Speculation.

Key word is Speculation.

And a lot of FReepers are ready to hang him for it.

He may be the daddy. I googled searched. Found nothing to substantiate it. So who knows....

In the mean time.... Hang him?


22 posted on 09/30/2009 10:04:44 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Responsibility2nd

He does not have custody apparently and they are charging him with that I think.


23 posted on 09/30/2009 10:09:58 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GladesGuru

” “Keara” is 12 years of age and 8.5 months pregnant?

Seems unlikely.”
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There are plenty of 11 year olds, and even 10 year-olds who have started their period. Thankfully, most of them are not sexually active.

I hope and pray that the tide turns and people will again protect children from sexual predation. The “Roman Polanski” in Keara’s life should pay for his crime.


24 posted on 09/30/2009 10:10:45 AM PDT by married21
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To: Responsibility2nd

Will not know until the birth...(Living in Raleigh, I’ve heard this on local news since yesterday)

Supposedly she was scheduled for a DNA testing...


25 posted on 09/30/2009 10:11:43 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: GeronL

“apparently” ?? “I think” ????

More speculation. And I’m not saying you’re wrong. But this we do know:

From the article....

Iredell County officials say they are asking the district attorney to file charges against Hess for not getting medical care for Keara.


26 posted on 09/30/2009 10:15:28 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I am Legend)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That is enough to hold him with at any rate


27 posted on 09/30/2009 10:19:47 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

As a white man, if it turns out that he is the father of his adopted 12-year-old black daughter’s child, he should hope they keep him in solitary confinement indefinitely once he goes to jail, because he probably won’t last too long if the brothers get a hold of him.


28 posted on 09/30/2009 10:20:48 AM PDT by Texan Tory
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To: Boonie

Who is “ speculating”?
Can you provide some back up for that?
he may well be the father but shouldn’t we at this point accord him basic rights?

BTW Those pictures sure made the girl look older than 12

This is a sad story on several levels without leaping to conclusions


29 posted on 09/30/2009 10:21:31 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: SiVisPacemParaBellum

Mathew Charles Hess

30 posted on 09/30/2009 10:24:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Keara, who is nicknamed “Diamond,” is nine months pregnant and was scheduled to deliver a baby boy by Cesarean section last Thursday because of complications she was having, authorities said.

Both girls were taken to a local hospital as a precaution, Lt. Julie Gibson of the Iredell Sheriff’s Office said. Keara has not given birth to her child, she added.

Iredell authorities are considering filing charges against Matthew Hess for not getting Keara the medical care she needed.

Keara told her mother that a young boy is the baby’s father. However, she never named the father, authorities said.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/6107590/


31 posted on 09/30/2009 10:26:33 AM PDT by maggief
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To: RWGinger

Nothing other than interviewees on local TV...


32 posted on 09/30/2009 10:29:29 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Boonie

Tv Interviews to increase interest.
He may well have raped his adopted daughter. If he did he will be sorry once he gets to prison
but for now he should be given benefit of doubt.


33 posted on 09/30/2009 10:33:12 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: GeronL

I know nothing about this case. Do you have more info? Did the father take the kids because he thought the mother was unfit to raise his kids? If the mother had the kids in her home and one of them got pregnant, it doesn’t say much about the environment of the home.


34 posted on 09/30/2009 10:36:47 AM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: RWGinger

I don’t believe I’ve said anything whatsoever about “
convicting” him before the fact...just on what I’ve heard here locally...


35 posted on 09/30/2009 10:37:25 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Kirkwood

I dunno. Maybe he’s the father of the baby? Who knows these days?


36 posted on 09/30/2009 10:39:33 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Cicero
I don’t know how she got pregnant

How many ways are there?

37 posted on 09/30/2009 10:44:22 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
How many ways are there?

Besides toilet seats and swimming pools? Gosh, can't think of any....

38 posted on 09/30/2009 10:58:02 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: GladesGuru
Did they contact Roman Polanski for comment?

Cheers!

39 posted on 09/30/2009 12:46:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: married21

To quote Rev. Manning, a “Mack Daddy” not a Polanski.


40 posted on 09/30/2009 1:39:49 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: grey_whiskers

“Did they contact Roman Polanski for comment?

Cheers! “

Brings to mind the joke about the newsie who asked President Clinton, “What about Ruwanda?”

The Presidential reply was a panic stricken, “I never met her, I was never in a hotel room with her, I don’t know anything about her.”


41 posted on 09/30/2009 1:44:58 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: maggief
The "daddy" looks like the pedophile murderer 'Wild Bill' Wharton played by Sam Rockwell in The Green Mile.

Uncanny resemblance.

42 posted on 09/30/2009 1:45:09 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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