Trial date set for former officer accused of paying teen for sex

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By Sam Hickman

 A trial date has been set for a former Northwest police lieutenant accused of paying a teen $60 for sex acts.

Michael Alan Hayes, 38, surrendered to police May 15 on charges of solicitation of a minor for sex and filing a false police report. His trial date has been set for April 21 in Brunswick County Superior Court, said Amelia Sasser of the District Attorney’s Office.

Hayes was indicted July 1, 2013, on charges of participating in prostitution of a minor and submitting a false report to a police station.

According to the arrest warrant, Hayes contacted a 17-year-old girl via Craigslist.org and met with her Nov. 27, 2012, where he paid her $60 for sex acts.

The warrant also charges that Hayes filed a false report that same day with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office “concerning the sources and circumstances of the damage to the vehicle” he was operating. The warrant alleges Hayes’ false report prevented a deputy from fully investigating “the cause of bullet strikes to the vehicle.”

On May 4, 2013, Boiling Spring Lakes police arrested 20-year-olds Kyle Bradley Wolfe and Shawn Christopher Conley each on a prostitution of a minor charge.

Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley said the investigation involved advertisements on the Internet via different social media websites. The warrant for Hayes named the same 17-year-old girl as warrants for Wolfe and Conley did.

According to a news release from the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department, Hayes fell victim to the trio after he met with the girl.

According to incident reports from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, Hayes said he was driving his personal vehicle along River Road near Sunny Point on Nov. 27 when someone shot at his car. He reported finding a dent in the body of the vehicle and a hole in his tire.

Hayes was the alleged victim of an armed robbery at the hands of two of the men who allegedly pimped out the teen girl, according to the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department.

Stemming from the incident on River Road, Wolfe was charged with attempted armed robbery, discharging a weapon into a motor vehicle, breaking and entering, and larceny after breaking and entering in the Nov. 27 incident on Reidsville Road. Conley and Matthew Dillon Vaczy, 19, were each charged with aiding and abetting an armed robbery, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, larceny of a firearm and safe cracking.

Hayes, an eight-year veteran of the Northwest force, resigned on May 14.


Sam Hickman is a staff writer for the Beacon. Reach him at 754-6890 or shickman@brunswickbeacon.com.