Milford Sex Offender Flees to Escape Charges of Criminal Sexual Conduct; Captured and Arrested by Police

A man who had been arrested on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct and later released from jail under specific conditions fled Milford recently but was later apprehended and arrested by police. Robert Ernest Hagadorn was arrested in April of this year on charges which involved a victim allegedly under 13 years old.

After being taken to jail following his April arrest, Hagadorn was released on bond and subject to certain conditions upon his release which included wearing a GPS tether device. It was discovered that the device had been tampered with on August 7th, which is when investigators learned that Hagadorn had fled Milford allegedly with a female and young child. At the time he fled the area, a note was discovered which indicated Hagadorn may have been heading “up north.” A warrant was issued for his arrest by Oakland County Circuit Court for violation of bond conditions.

Hagadorn was located by police, although news reports stated that it was not revealed where he was found. An email was issued announcing Hagadorn’s arrest by Milford Police Chief Thomas C. Lindberg on Thursday evening, April 16th. He stated that a family member of Hagadorn assisted in locating him.

Michigan criminal sexual conduct defense lawyers know that while many times individuals are guilty of the offenses they are accused of, there are times when an innocent person is charged with a crime he or she did not commit. Regardless of whether you are guilty or innocent, the consequences you face without benefit of a skilled attorney are serious.

In this case, the defendant was charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct. In the state of Michigan, those convicted of this offense face penalties which include prison time of up to 15 years, and electronic monitoring for a lifetime if the accused is 17 years or older and commits the offense against an individual under the age of 13. Most are required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives as well.


If you have been arrested on charges of criminal sexual conduct or any sex-related offense, consult with a talented Michigan sex crimes attorney right away for solid, effective legal guidance and representation.