Mistrial Declared in Case Against Man Charged With 143 Child Molestation Counts

An accused child molester from Clovis will stand trial again after jurors announced they were deadlocked.

48-year-old Larry Hatcher is charged with 143 counts of child molestation for allegedly forcing a now-teenaged girl to have sex with him over the course of seven years.

The girl reportedly told Clovis school authorities about the abuse in November.

Jurors announced Thursday they were deadlocked.

District Attorney Matthew Chandler says his office will retry the case in six months.