NC State student in sex case ‘Tweeted’ with teen girl, warrant says

RALEIGH, NC (WNCN) — A North Carolina State University student is facing statutory rape and other sex charges after police say he communicated with a teen girl over Twitter and her parents found out.


Patrick David Narmi, 21, of the 3600 block of Burt Drive in Raleigh, is charged with statutory rape and other charges, Raleigh police said.

The incident was reported to police March 30 when a “concerned parent” filed a criminal complaint, police said in a warrant that was released Wednesday.

The parent discovered the situation while monitoring the girl’s “social media activity,” the warrant said. 

The girl’s parents confronted their daughter about the Tweets and she “confirmed meeting in person with (Narmi) at a location in Wake County where he performed sexual acts” on her, the warrant also said.

Police conducted an investigation and said that they found Twitter messages that were “sexually explicit in nature.”

On April 12, police began using the girl’s Twitter account to communicate with the suspect’s Twitter account, police said in the warrant.

The communication lasted though June 18, during which the suspect sent an image of a male genital, which he described as his own, the warrant said.

On June 17, police said that the suspect, though Twitter, asked the girl to send him “nude images,” according to the warrant.

According to a Facebook profile that appears to be Narmi’s, he is from Waxhaw and is a bartender at Mcdaids Irish Pub of Hillsborough Street.

Narmi, who was arrested Friday, is a junior at N.C. State and appears to be active in the theater department.

Narmi is charged with two counts of statutory sexual offense against a person who is 13, 14 or 15 years old and statutory rape of a person who is 13, 14 or 15 years old by a defendant who is at least six years older than a defendant, officials said in court documents.

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