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Thu Aug 11, 2016, 10:29 AM

Deputy of the Year indicted on 22 counts related to sexual abuse of minors

Kenneth L. Hatch, a 17-year veteran of the department and the 2015 deputy of the year, is accused of abusing three girls and furnishing them marijuana.

A 17-year veteran of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office who was a deputy of the year was indicted this week on 22 counts related to the sexual abuse of three minor girls.
The alleged abuse took place over 14 years and involved furnishing marijuana to one of the girls at least eight times ...

A court affidavit ... established probable cause to believe Hatch had sex with a 14-year-old girl on two occasions between September 2013 and January 2014.

Hatch is charged with 11 counts of sexual abuse of a minor; eight counts of aggravated furnishing in Schedule Z drugs (marijuana); and three counts of unlawful sexual contact.
... probable cause to believe Hatch had sex with a 14-year-old girl on two occasions between September 2013 and January 2014.

Brackett said that Hatch was named the department’s Deputy of the Year for 2015, receiving the annual award early this year.

http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/10/lincoln-county-deputy-indicted-on-22-counts-related-to-sexual-abuse-of-minors/

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