Man Sentenced for Sexual Battery of a Minor Charge

A Moneta man will spend two years in prison on charges of indecent liberties with a minor and aggravated sexual battery. 19 year old, Howard Jamar Witcher was found guilty in June 2013 of the offenses, which took place in early 2012. The victim, who was 12 years old at the time, alleged Witcher sexually assaulted her on numerous occasions. A Bedford County judge yesterday sentenced him to 10 years on each count, suspending eight years on both charges. Witcher is required to register as a sex offender; he will be on supervised probation for five years following his release and have no contact with the victim.

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