POSTED: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 11:14am
Lufkin, Texas — A 21-year-old Lufkin man was sentenced to one year in jail and 10 years probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of injury to a child.
Hayden McCleskey could have faced up to life in prison on the first-degree felony charge of sexual assault of a child but pleaded guilty to a lesser charge Thursday before state District Judge Gerald Goodwin.
The charge stems from a 2011 incident in which McCleskey reportedly had sex twice with a 13-year-old girl. As the girl was friends with his sister and spending the night at his home, he was aware of her age, according to previous reports. The girl’s father reported the assault to Lufkin Police last May.
Because of pleading guilty to injury to a child, McCleskey will not have to register as a sex offender.
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