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Moore soccer coach faces child porn charges

Posted October 16, 2013

— An investigation into the distribution of child pornography has led to the arrest of a high school soccer coach in Moore County, authorities said Wednesday.

James Kevin Hayes, 48, of 3129 Niagara Carthage Road, was charged with 10 counts each of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. He was being held in the Moore County jail under a $2 million bond.

Hayes is the soccer coach at Union Pines High School in Cameron. He previously coached at Overhills High School in Spring Lake.

The Moore County Sheriff's Office said the FBI called in local authorities for assistance on Tuesday and that Moore County deputies and the Moore County School Police searched a home in Whispering Pines.

Capt. William Mackey said there's no evidence to indicate any students or Union Pines High players were involved, saying that only online porn photos were found.

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  • 678devilish Oct 17, 1:54 p.m.

    I hope he gets exactly what he deserves...some time in prison.

  • glarg Oct 17, 11:08 a.m.

    What is the rating of teachers molesting students in the public schools!?

    Its got to be 10%.

    Maybe as a condition of employment they should have to agree to have their phones checked every day by the Safety Officer.

  • VickLo Oct 17, 10:35 a.m.

    This is the time to introduce Foreground Checks. Who cares if they have done something perverse before. What is upcoming is what we should care about! Psychics come forward.

  • btneast Oct 17, 9:41 a.m.

    What kind of background check is done before a teacher is hired!!

    A background check only would turn up any previous reported activity or arrests. If the person in question has never been caught before, a background check will not show anything.

  • keithandjulie Oct 17, 8:17 a.m.

    Well according to the letter that was sent home to the parents of Union Pine's students" "We assure you the safety and well-being of our students is our first priority. We conduct background checks on all prospective employees and diligently seek and expect the highest standards of adult leadership and example for our students". The only thing I am upset with, is I had to turn to WRAL to find out that exactly what he is being accused of. The letter itself shed no light at all if this might or might not have involved students of UPHS.

  • LuvLivingInCary Oct 17, 8:09 a.m.

    2 million dollar bond....i bet if the suspect was a woman the bond wouldn't be that high.

  • mittnfriends Oct 16, 7:57 p.m.

    saywhat37 "You honestly cannot trust anybody anymore!"

    Why are people so ignorant to the fact that the world used to be much more lawless and unsafe? With the population growth and an ever progressive world, now we have more police and special task forces to catch more criminals. Also, we have a gazillion more news outlets reporting all of the doom and gloom of the day.

    So, we have this interesting dynamic with the current religulous people in this nation; they fail to or just don't want to understand that evil has always existed at an unacceptable rate. It's just that when religion controlled the world, we had less law enforcement and reporting on crimes. That's if it wasn't swept under the rug. Now that religion doesn't rule the world, we have more checks and balances in place(i.e law enforcement and media outlets).

  • shc0729 Oct 16, 6:38 p.m.

    What kind of background check is done before
    a teacher is hired!!

  • scubagirl2 Oct 16, 6:07 p.m.

    yet another??? And the law doesn't mess around with these guys either......

  • atheistswillrule Oct 16, 5:18 p.m.

    He has a friendly face!

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