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Hill pleads guilty to sexual battery; may have record cleared
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
May 29, 2014 | 2111 views | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A young man charged with four counts of child molestation was given a chance in Jones County Superior Court last week to have a clean record in 10 years.

Trey Jarvis James Hill was sentenced May 22 to five years each of four counts of the lesser included offense of sexual battery on a minor. Three of the counts are to run concurrent and the other count consecutive for a total of 10 years. He is to serve 120-180 days in state probation detention center, then the reminder of his sentence is to be served on probation.

Hill was allowed to enter the plea as a first offender, which means, if he completes his probation as ordered, his record will be cleared. The first offender plea does not come without a down side. If the defendant violates his probation, he could be looking at exposure of up to 20 years to serve in prison.

Hill was 18 at the time of his June 21, 2013, arrest.

Assistant District Attorney Dawn Baskin told the court that the incident that resulted in the charges took place April 27, 2013. She said several indecent acts took place in the presence of a minor.

“Mr. Hill attempted to touch a child who ran into the bedroom and locked the door,” she said.

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