Boone Police File More Charges Against Child Predator

by Shane Robbins

On Wednesday, June 6th, 2018, the Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and State Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation of a Boone man for the Possession and Distribution of Child Pornography.  The Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are members of the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, which is continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation of children involving the internet.

As a result of this investigation, Michael Justin Hagaman, 39 years-of-age, of Boone, NC was arrested and charged with the following crimes.

  • Ten counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

The arrestee in this case was:

Michael Justin Hagaman
Howards Creek Rd, Boone, NC
W/M, 39 years-of-age

Hagaman’s court date was set for July 30th, 2018, and his conditions of release were set as a total secured bond amount of $200,000.

After this arrest was made, an investigation into Hagaman’s sexual exploitation of minors continued.  This investigation has led the Boone Police Department to charge Hagaman with the following additional felony violations on July 12th, 2018.

  • Two counts of 1st Degree Sex Offense with a Child

Hagaman was arrested at the Watauga County Detention Center and then taken before a Watauga County Magistrate.  Hagaman was assigned a court date of July 31st, 2018 and placed under a $900,000 secured bond.

Michael Justin Hagaman

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