Currituck man charged with ten counts of child exploitation

North Carolina

Raffaele Joseph Hanauer, 36 (photo: Currituck County Sheriff’s Office)

CURRITUCK, N.C. (WAVY) — A man in Currituck County is behind bars facing charges of child exploitation.

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According to the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office, 36-year-old Raffaele Joseph Hanauer has been charged with ten counts of second-degree child exploitation of a minor.

The charges stem from a search warrant that they conducted in the Eagle Creek subdivision.

Hanauer is currently being housed at the CCSO detention center on a $200,000 bond.

Officials add that they do not believe anyone related to him was aware of his actions.

Those with information can submit an anonymous tip by calling 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, downloading the P3 tips app to a mobile device, or visiting and submitting a tip.

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