Cop Charged With Second-Degree Sex Crime on 14-Yr-Old Boy


SUMMERVILLE, NC — A now-former police officer has been charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Officer Michael Paul Norton, 29, committed the sexual crime on a boy who was only 14-yrs-old, according to reports.

Officer Norton was employed by the Hanahan Police Department for nearly three years, but was terminated for reasons that were never disclosed to the public.

europeans-using-new-techOfficer Norton evidently used a smart phone app to get to the child, according to reports.

In April, Officer Norton took the boy to a secluded area in a wooded lot off of Folly Road, according to reports.

After the sexual act was committed on the boy, the boy went to his mother and told her what happened.

The mother then contacted investigators.

Investigators were able to use the boy’s phone to track down Officer Norton, according to reports.

Officer Norton was at some point driving from Virginia to North Carolina after the sexual crime, and was considered to be armed and dangerous, reports say.

Investigators finally found him at a home supply center in the parking lot, loading things into his truck.

He is currently being held in Guilford County Detention Center and is due to be extradited to South Carolina.

His bail has been set at $700k.

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