Jan. 23, 2015. On Jan. 5, 2015, Watauga County Sheriff’s Office received a report from Watauga County Department of Social Services alleging that a 15-year-old juvenile had been sexually assaulted on Jan. 3, 2015 at a residence located in Watauga County.
Sheriff Hagaman reported that the Watauga County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit, Watauga County Department of Social Services, Children’s Advocacy Center of the Blue Ridge and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation conducted an investigation into the incident.
Interviews were conducted with numerous individuals and as a result of the investigation the following individual was charged and arrested: John Edward Greene of 1317 Chestnut Grove Road in Boone. Greene’s date of birth is 12/15/1975.
Greene was charged and arrested on Jan. 21, 2015, with one count of statutory sex offense with a 13-, 14-, and 15-year-old and one count of indecent liberties with a child.
He was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate and given a court date of Feb. 19, 2015 and is currently being held in the Watauga County Detention Center under a $500,000 secured bond.