Clovis Man Gets 10 Years For Molesting Child For 7 Years

After a not guilty plea, a mistrial and now a guilty plea, a Clovis man has been sentenced to ten years in prison for criminal sexual contact of a child.

49 year old Larry Hatcher was handed his sentence Friday after unexpectedly pleading guilty.  He had been scheduled to go to trail on Tuesday.

He molested his girlfriend's daughter over the course of seven years.

His first trial ended in October after a jury could not reach a verdict.

When he is released, he will be placed on highly supervised parole for up to 20 years.