Va. man indicted on child sex offenses

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Michael Bagwell


By William F. West
Staff Writer

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

CURRITUCK — A 35-year-old Virginia man remains in custody in Currituck County following his indictment on charges that include using a computer to solicit a child to commit a sex act.

Michael Clayton Bagwell, of the 600 block of Snowden St., Chesapeake, was indicted on four counts by a Currituck grand jury in October, court documents show.

Besides soliciting a child via cellphone to commit a sex act, Bagwell is charged with two counts of statutory sex offense with a child, two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child, and two counts of distributing obscenity to a child. According to the indictments, Bagwell gave both a sexually explicit digital video and photo of himself to the child.

According to the indictments, all of the alleged offenses occurred sometime between the beginning of April and the end of May.

Bagwell turned himself in at the Currituck Sheriff's Office on Oct. 31, sheriff's spokeswoman Lindsay Voorhees said. He is being held at Currituck County Detention Center in lieu of a $430,000 secured bond.

Bagwell appeared on Nov. 27 before Superior Court J.C. Cole, who ordered him to be back in court on Feb. 5.

The Public Defender's Office has been appointed to represent Bagwell.

No trial date has been set for Bagwell.