Youth Sentenced on Sexual Exploitation and Related Charges

Riley Hatchett signed a plea agreement of June 1, 2021 relating to charges that led to his arrest dating back to December 3, 2019.
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Article by W. Clay Crook-

Riley Hatchett, age 20, was arrested on December 3, 2019, on charges relating to the sexual exploitation of a minor. He was age 18 at the time of the arrest.

On June 1, 2021, he signed a plea agreement on six counts, all to run concurrently, with release after serving 180 days, day for day, having received credit for time served. Most of the counts were sentenced for three years at 30%.

The offenses under the agreement were: (1) sexual exploitation of a minor, (2) attempted aggravated sexual battery, (3) sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means, (4) sexual exploitation of a minor by electronic means- child under age 13, (5) exploitation of a minor by electronic means- child under age 13, and (6) tampering with evidence.

Hatchett also agreed to no plea expungement, DNA testing, no contact of any kind with witnesses or victims, random monthly drug and…

For the complete story, see the June 9th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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