72-year-old man charged with rape

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GASTON, COUNTY, N.C. - A Gaston County man is facing charges after police say he took indecent liberties with two boys.

 

Police arrested Robert Hager, 72, Saturday for engaging in a sexual act with a 15-year-old boy dating back to 1997.

 

Officers also said Hager took advantage of a 14-year-old boy on May 12 and June 9 of this year.

 

Our news partner the Gaston Gazette reported that Hager is being held in the Gaston county jail under a secured bond of $25,000 for each charge.

 

Hager faces three counts of indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape sexual offense