Diana Gonzalez article

As this Fayetteville Observer article notes, it’s been five years since fourteen-year-old Diana Gonzalez ran away from her Raeford, North Carolina home with a man more than twice her age. The boyfriend, Jose Barrera-Pacheco, has been charged with kidnapping, even though Diana apparently went with him voluntarily.

The article doesn’t really say anything I didn’t already know — no word on where those two have been all this time. I’m guessing she’s had a couple of kids by now.

8 thoughts on “Diana Gonzalez article

  1. Jaime October 18, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    I agree she probably has a couple of kids by now. How are you feeling by the way?

  2. Jaime October 18, 2010 / 4:06 pm

    I’m so sorry did they send you home with anymore pain medication to take?

  3. Zoe October 19, 2010 / 4:04 am

    That is young to date a 29 year old. Makes you wonder how that could actually happen. Did someone in the family not notice something between them? Poor girl. Wonder if she is happy or regrets it…

    • Meaghan October 19, 2010 / 4:09 am

      At 16 I fell in love with a 27-year-old. The circumstances were different, however.

  4. Princess Shantae October 19, 2010 / 12:15 pm

    Does anybody remember Dana Pevia? She was from NC too and took off with a neighbor that had got her pregnant. He was about 19 I think and she wasn’t quite 12. They went to Mexico and suposedly she stayed with his family even after they broke up and she had another man’s baby.She got found crossing back in the US some years later with the two kids. I just can’t see how a halfway decent parent would not know an 11yo was messing around with somebody nexty door. Esp not if tthe girl was acting like he was her boy friend which is aparently what Dana was doing. There is no excuse. First of all the neighbor was doing wrong, its not like she was 15 or something, she was freaking ELEVEN.

    • Meaghan October 19, 2010 / 2:48 pm

      I try not to make judgements about other people’s parenting if I don’t know the whole situation. I think I remember this case, vaguely. Of course it is a very unfortunate situation for the child — and her own children.

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