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Galax man arrested for child sex crimes

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Charges include forcible sodomy and aggressive sexual battery

By The Staff

A Galax man has been arrested on charges involving child sexual abuse, in an ongoing investigation.
According to a news release from Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, investigators responded July 20 to complaints of child sexual abuse, made against Adam Lee Haga, 44, of Galax.
The release confirmed that Investigator Mico Davis interviewed Haga on July 26.
Haga was arrested and charged with forcible sodomy, a felony in Virginia; and taken before the magistrate for a bond hearing, Vaughan said.
Due to the nature of this case, Haga was committed to the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond, the release confirmed.
Prior to being taken into custody, Haga consented to a search of his personal computer, according to Vaughan.
 “An on-site preview of his computer was conducted by an internet crimes investigator, which revealed Haga had recently downloaded child pornography,” Vaughan said.
More charges are pending further investigation and a thorough forensic examination of Haga’s computer, according to the sheriff.
Charges against Haga, as of Friday according to the Grayson County Circuit Court database, included a total of five charges of aggressive sexual battery of a child less than 13 years of age; three charges of sodomy; and one charge of cruelty/injury to a child.
Haga has an Aug. 10 court date to appoint legal counsel, according to the courts database.
Vaughan commended the investigators who worked on the case, stating, “Investigator Davis took great measures to ensure the victims were protected and treated compassionately.”