72-year-old man charged with rape



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