Judge Kim Hall sentenced a man to the maximum prison term allowed for a charge with a Class B felony classification.
Jerrod Hammond pleaded guilty in a plea agreement with the state to amended criminal information and a charge of Child Molestation as a Class B felony. Judge Hall sentenced Hammond to 20 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections with no part of the sentence suspended. A second count of Child Molestation as a Class D felony was dropped.
Hammond was ordered to have no contact with the victim as he serves his sentence.
Steven Sandoval pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to two counts of Burglary as a Class C felony. Judge Kim Hall sentenced Sandoval to four years on each count with no part of the sentence suspended. Those sentences will run consecutively for a total of eight years. If he successfully completes the GRIP or CLIFF program while incarcerated, he may petition the court for a modification of his sentence. If he obtains his GED in prison, two years of his sentence may be stayed.
Sandoval was also ordered to pay $426.51 in restitution to the Hamlet Feed Mill.