Gaston man charged with sexual conduct with a minor
Donald Wade Hagood, 52, of Gaston has been charged with first degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor under 11 years of age.
Lexington County Sheriff’s Department investigators arrested Hagood on Tuesday. He’s being held in the Lexington County Detention Center while he awaits a bond hearing.
According to South Carolina law, Hagood, if convicted, must be imprisoned for a mandatory minimum of 25 years, no part of which may be suspended or probation granted, or must be imprisoned for life.
Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said the investigation into the incident is still open. Anyone with information about the case should call the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department at 803-785-2400 or Crimestoppers at 888-CRIME-SC. Anonymous tips can be submitted.