Harnett County

Substitute teacher charged in child porn case

Federal warrant leads to arrest

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A Harnett County man and a substitute teacher, who listed Cumberland County Schools as his employer, was taken into custody Tuesday after a federal search warrant led to the discovery of child exploitation files, according to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies with HCSO’s Major Crimes Unit assisted Homeland Security investigators with the execution of a federal search warrant.

Donald Gregory Hoggard, 39, was arrested and taken into custody by Harnett County investigators. He was charged with five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after investigators say they found he was in possession of multiple child exploitation files, according to Maj. Aaron Meredith.

“While executing the search warrant Sheriff’s Office investigators were made aware that an individual at the address was found in possession of multiple child exploitation files,” Meredith said. “Mr. Hoggard was transported to the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office Detention Facility.”
Hoggard was being held under a $150,000 secured bond.

The investigation is continuing.

Cumberland County Schools has not responded to a request for comment.

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