Currituck man charged with child exploitation

By on January 12, 2022

(Currituck County Sheriff’s Office)

Raffaele Joseph Hanauer

The Currituck County Sheriff’s office has issued this release about a Jan. 12 arrest.

On Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, members of the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division and Homeland Security Investigations conducted a search warrant in the Eagle Creek subdivision. Subsequently, Raffaele Joseph Hanauer (age 36) was charged with 10 counts of Second-Degree Child Exploitation of a Minor (NCGS 14-190.17). The bond was set at $200k and Hanauer is currently being housed at the CCSO detention center.

The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office has no reason to believe that anyone related to the suspect had any knowledge of the activities taking place.





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  • Tonya Byrum

    Looks like your typical “Currituck man” to me.

    Saturday, Jan 15 @ 10:38 am
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