Sheriff Danny Hickman reports that the Boone County Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation into alleged sexual offenses by Michael Pflanz, 44 of Boone County on Friday, August 6th. During the investigation two young girls, ages 6 and 4, alleged that Pflanz had touched them inappropriately on several occasions in the last month. Pflanz was taken into custody by Deputy Jason Phifer and Investigator Marc Arnold filed an affidavit on Friday, charging Pflanz with 4 counts of Sexual Assault in the 2nd Degree. Pflanz is being held in the Boone County Jail on $50,000.00 bond and may face additional charges as the investigation continues. Pflanz is a registered sex offender and is listed on the Sheriff’s Dept. website.