Former Ridgeland coach convicted of the sexual battery of 14-year-old student
RIDGELAND, Miss. (WLBT) - A former coach and teacher at a local middle school has been convicted of sexual battery.
Marchenne Hatchett, 46, was convicted by a Madison County jury on one count of sexual battery.
Hatchett was a coach and teacher at Old Town Middle School in Ridgeland and his victim was a student.
The conviction states that Hatchett made sexual contact with a 14-year-old female student.
The child’s mother notified the school one week after the incident took place. Officials were able to pull surveillance video that confirmed the victim’s timeline of events.
A lawsuit has been filed against the Madison County School District, accusing them of covering up the sexual assault.
Hatchett will be sentenced November 13 by Judge Steve Ratcliff.
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