On June 14th, the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a possible inappropriate sexual touching of a three year old juvenile in Watauga County, and a Zionville man has now been charged.
Sheriff Len Hagaman reported that the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit along with the Watauga County Department of Social Services and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation conducted the investigation into the incident.   After a number of individuals were interviewed, the investigation led to the arrest of Timothy Blake Hampton, 25, of 186 Chase Cole Lane, Zionville, North Carolina, charged with one count of First Degree Attempted Sex Offense and one count of Indecent Liberties with a Child. Timothy Blake Hampton was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate on July 10th and placed under a $350,000 bond. The court date for Timothy Blake Hampton is scheduled for September 24, 2014.