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John Gerald Hildebrand
Courtesy of Catawba County Sheriff's Office

Hickory Man Charged With 20 Sexual Exploitation Counts

54-year-old John Gerald Hildebrand of 17th Street SW in Hickory was arrested Tuesday (December 5) by Hickory Police Officers. He’s charged with ten felony counts apiece of second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Hildebrand was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $350,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (December 6).