Marietta man arrested for sexually oriented images involving minors

MARIETTA — A Marietta man was arrested Friday on sexually oriented charges involving minors by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

The WCSO reported that on Wednesday, it received information that Gerald P. Hasley, 49, 615 Mt. Tom Road, Marietta, allegedly had numerous sexually explicit photographs of minor children.

Detectives began an investigation, securing a search warrant which was executed at the residence on Wednesday. Detectives located several computers and cell phones, including the one Hasley was carrying at the time, officials said.

Detectives observed several photographs of minor children in the nude, as well as other sexually explicit videos, the WCSO reported.

Hasley was interviewed and allegedly admitted he received the photographs and videos from people he met in internet chat rooms and hid them in folders in his email account via his cell phone and laptop computer.

Hasley was placed under arrest Friday on six counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a second-degree felony.

He appeared in Marietta Municipal Court on Friday and his bond was set at $105,000.