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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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A 17-year-old FORCED into prostitution is a rape victim, not a "hooker."

This is disgusting.

Technically they might even

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?

Regular john?

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.

Rushing this one?

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?

re: Rushing this one?

Charges were dismissed.

This is incredible that

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.