Walker County Man Convicted Of 2 Rapes PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 August 2017 13:58
A jury found a LaFayette man guilty of having sexual intercourse with two underage Chattooga County females, according to court records.
A jury deliberated about 40 minutes Tuesday before declaring that 23-year-old Kevin Lee Hutchens was guilty of two counts of statutory rape, two counts of aggravated child molestation and four counts of child molestation, Chattooga County Sheriff Mark Schrader said.
The sexual encounters occurred between May 2014 and April 2015. Hutchens confessed to molesting two victims, one 14-year old and the other 15-year old, according to Summerville Police Detective Brian Ozment.
The police department and sheriff's department had separate cases against Hutchens and both were tried at the same time this week. Although two departments had charges, the cases moved quickly. A jury was selected Monday and a verdict was reached by Tuesday.
"Basically we had DNA evidence in both cases and a confession on both cases," Det. Ozment said.
The detective was not sure why Hutchens wanted a jury trial after confessing to the crimes. Hutchens will be sentenced Tuesday morning in superior court.
 


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