Tennessee Man Charged With Soliciting A Child By Computer (2016-12-20 11:30:05)

Boone Police have made an arrest in an online operation.

On Saturday December 17, 2016, the Boone Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation concluded an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) operation, resulting in the arrest of Timothy Glenn Hart (48 years of age) of Shelton Mission Road, Greeneville, TN.

The Boone Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are members of the North Carolina ICAC Task Force, which is continually engaged in proactive and reactive investigations and prosecutions of persons involved in child abuse and exploitation of children involving the internet.

Hart had arranged a meeting in Boone, with the intent of having a sexual encounter with a minor female, and traveled there from his home in Greeneville, TN. Officers observed Hart as he arrived at the meeting location, approached him and conducted an interview. Hart was then taken into custody prior to having made any physical contact with a minor. 

This investigation has led the Boone Police Department to charge Timothy Glenn Hart with Soliciting a Child by Computer, Disseminating Obscenity, Attempted 1 st Degree Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Indecent Liberties with a Child. Hart was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate, and then turned over to the staff at the Watauga Detention Center. Hart’s court date was set for January 17, 2017 and his conditions of release were set as a $125,000 secured bond.