2012-03-22 / Front Page

Hatton to be sentenced tomorrow

 Kyle Andrew Hatton, 22, will be formally sentenced in Mariposa County Superior Court on Thursday afternoon. His attorney has filed a motion for a new trial.

Hatton was convicted by a jury of seven felony counts of lewd acts with a child. The jury reached its decision on March 9, after a lengthy trial. The jury's verdict was met with an emotional and angry response by Hatton's supporters. 

The jury did not reach a verdict on one count, and did not find that Hatton was over age 18 at the time of two others. Deputy District Attorney Kim Fletcher dismissed all three counts following the verdicts.

Hatton was taken into custody immediately following the verdict. He faces up to 16 years in state prison.


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