Former Brunswick Co. resident charged with string of sex crimes with child from ’90s

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Submitted: Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:38pm
Updated: Fri, 05/30/2014 - 1:38am

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Sheriff’s detectives have arrested a man who used to live in the county for multiple sex crimes involving a child.

Joseph Robert Hall, 62, of Gastonia, is charged with first degree rape of a child, first degree sexual offense of a child, second degree rape, second degree sexual offense, four counts of indecent liberties with a child, three counts of statutory rape and three counts of statutory sexual offense. Investigators say the crimes took place in Brunswick County between 1994 and 1998 beginning when the victim was twelve years of age.

Hall currently serves as a men’s ministry leader at Restoring Hope Foursquare Church in Dallas.

He is in the Gaston County Detention Facility under $1 million bond awaiting transportation to Brunswick County.


  • ann hall says:

    I dont think for one minute that this man is guilty. I have known him a long time he is a good man

  • Mr. Wilmy says:

    Age,Race,Gender all the signs are there. He fits the profile of a pedophile. (Google It) even in his booking photo he looks guilty.Im certain he and anyone that defends him will be saying the usual. “They are all lying the victims,law enforcement, witnesses and that’s not my DNA blah blah blah”…
    Spend my tax dollars on the victims and help them heal.. Don’t waste a dime on this garbage a 22 cal round is less than $1.00.

  • Kara Bradley says:

    Guest2020 could not be more right! Let’s all refresh our memories about the Camp Caswell Case last summer,exactly one year ago. Clyde Wesley Way was arrested and has been indicted for acts against four boys age 10-13. We are still waiting for a trial! Since it happened, I have heard people say that it can’t be true, that Clyde Way is such a good person who has touched so many kids lives. Well yep, he sure has. In the time since I started a victims page on fb, I’ve had a family member of his share their story with me and have heard from others about potential acts when he lived in Maryland. They spend their whole lives manipulating the truth. Every one thinks they are such good people and the whole time frightened children blame themselves for being bad and never come forward. i want to throw a party for the families of Clyde Way’s victims. They deserve to know that what they are doing, coming forward and keeping this case alive is nothing short of brave!And for all the people who knew he might have been up to no good and no one listened, well here we are, no one escapes the truth forever. And I do not believe any of us should ever have to wait for “heavenly” justice. These people all deserve to spend their lives in jail. For all the supposed good that has been done, it pales in comparison to all the destruction they have wrought! Guest2020, thanks for always being a voice in the comment sections. If we ever run into each other, coffee is on me.

  • Guest2020 says:

    You never really know a person. There are numerous cases where people thought they knew a person and were absolutely shocked to find out what the people they knew were capable of. The Green River Killer’s wife had no idea that he was a serial killer.

    Child molesters do not do what they do in the light of day. They hide it and usually manipulate the child into not telling. I know of one who threatened to kill his victims if they ever told. That was more than thirty years ago and they are still scared of him.

  • Lily says:

    I’ve known this man since I was born and this doesn’t sound like him at all he is the sweetest man you could ever meet. I don’t think he is responsible for this at all. He would never do such a think and all of his family and friends including me are supporting him.

  • Once Molested says:

    I was Molested, as was My Brother AND several other Kids in Cumberland County, in the Early 70’s..
    Forced to smoke “grass” as it was known in those days…
    The *ACTS* He AND another are to despicable to write here… THERE WAS A SOCIAL SERVICES “INVESTAGATION”,, I was to scared & embarrassed to speak about it to the Case worker…Out of FEAR from those 2 “Men”, whom threatened to say/do things to us…
    This “Man” still lives in Cumberland County, Pine Street, (Ponderosa neighborhood), off Yadkin road.. I’ve called several times to authorities there, only to NOT be answered, Laughed at, or never have My calls returned….
    I hope the LORD Judges this Man & His friend for what He done to Us KIDS back then… WE were between the ages between 6 & 9 years old, (9 being the oldest).. I wish WE could get **JUSTICE**.. Though I can only Hope it will come from His Judgment when he faces the “Man” at the Gate..

  • Speedy Gonzalezzzz says:

    The lawyers who defend these kind of criminals are just as sleazy of dirtbags! Watch
    It will speak for itself..

  • Wilmington Dad says:

    Great work to the law enforcement agencies involved to get this predator off the streets. However the law makes it so easy for these perverts to get away with their crimes against children! The first thing these predators do is throw the blame on everyone else rather than take responsibility for damaging these innocent kids..

  • Mechanic says:

    Bet he has one of those fish decals on the back glass of his car.

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