Barren County man accused of promoting child human trafficking

GLASGOW, Ky. – A Glasgow man is accused of offering a boy money for sex.

Following an investigation that began after a February complaint, Barren County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Terry Hagan, 55, Friday on a charge of promoting human trafficking victim under 18 years old and five counts of possession of matter portraying sexual performance by a minor, according to his arrest citation.

A Barren County Sheriff’s deputy was provided screen shots of a conversation that took place between Hagan and the boy. Hagan told the boy he knew he wasn’t 18 years old, sent him a photo of money and propositioned the boy, according to the citation.

Deputies served a search warrant on Hagan’s phone and recovered five sexually explicit images of minors, according to the citation.

Hagan told a deputy Friday he remembered talking to the boy but he said he had been drinking and didn’t remember offering the boy money for sex. Hagan also denied knowledge of the photos found on his phone, according to his citation.

Hagan was lodged in the Barren County Detention Center.