Trial set for former cop charged with hiring teen for sex

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A trial date has been set for a former Northwest police officer charged with hiring a teen hooker.

Investigators charged Michael Hayes with participating in the prostitution of a minor after they say he paid a 17-year-old girl $60 for a sex act in Boiling Spring Lakes. They also say he filed a false report about how his car got shot.

The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office says a trial for Hayes is set to start April 21.

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Whether or not this girl was a willing prostitute, forced into the "profession" or was being held as a "sex slave" is irrelevant. She isn't on trial here. Whether the girl's acts were of free will or not does not come into play because according to NC state law, she was not of legal age to consent to any sexual acts. Being a sworn officer of the law, he would of known this. This "man" (allegedly) solicited sex acts from someone he knew to be underage and unable to give consent. He was a law enforcement officer who (allegedly) gave an underage girl money for performing a sex act upon him. When things didn't go as planned, he (allegedly) lied to cover it up. It his (alleged) crimes that are at issue here. When he finally goes to court, the jurors will determine his guilt based upon the evidence. If he is eventually found guilty of these crimes, I hope he will be remanded into the custody of the NC Bureau of Prisons for an extended time and ordered to register as a sex offender. After all, if he did indeed have some sort of sexual relations with this girl, then according to the law it would be taking liberties with a minor at the least and child rape at the most.

This individual has a LONG list a illegal things he has gotten away with FOR YEARS. All been covered up by his family who is also in law enforcement. How he EVER got hired into law enforcement is scarey in itself.
He was driving with bald tires in May of 1991, passed a stopped school bus (picking up children)and also passed on a double yellow line. He slid his vehicle under a flatbed truck and killed his passenger/girlfriend (a friend of mine)on impact. HE DIDN'T HAVE A SCRATCH. NOT GUILTY. Few years later, he was caught molesting an underage girl at school. DIDN'T GET IN TROUBLE. THE LIST IS LENGTHY. I Certainly would not pull over for this guy. how many other idiots are in the field??

The man was fired from Pender County because he did something with a monor as the School Resource Officer. Can you find one shred of evidence from that cover up? Nope, other than a 5 year laps in his certification. Yet on his F3 it stated he quit Pender County. Hmmmmmmmm And this? Court room reporter thing? Is only so his "family" can get a mistrial, and get him back into a Police Job. If this is a "State" wide problem (court reporters) why has it only affect Mikes trial and no others? Come on! The shame is how deep the corruption goes. Simply my opinion. Say's who!? Say's Kblue!!!

HOLY COW
WHERE IS YOUR JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY????
A 17-year-old FORCED into prostitution is a rape victim, not a "hooker."

This is disgusting.

Technically they might even be called sex slaves (since they were being held against their will and forced to pay off a debt under threat of imprisonment) as well as being rape victims.
One of the previous DA's assistants was rumored to be involved with a 14 year old girl at one time, has this been going on long?

This probably would have been prevented if his chief had taken proper action the first time he was told that Hayes as caught with hookers. He was given a pass and now the chief acts like he was surprised that this happened. No one seems to care about that.

Why is this case going to trial when they still haven't tried the preacher from Leland for his rape case from 4 years ago, Johnson?

Charges were dismissed.

This is incredible that three of the top news stories in the last two days involve local police officers. This guy for participating in prostitution,Bryon Vassey for comnitting homicide and Rich Roman for falsifying some documents. Not to mention the officers that violated the civil rights of Dennis Debock. These are the one's that are supposed to protect these rights.