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Michigan man is guilty of sex crimes in Letcher

A 57-year-old Michigan man has been sentenced to two years in prison after recently pleading guilty to sexual abuse charges.

Maximo Hernandez Jr., address unknown, pleaded guilty to amended charges of third-degree sodomy and first-degree sexual abuse. The crimes, which involve a victim less than 12 years old, were committed on or about June 1, 2001.

Letcher Circuit Judge Sam Wright ordered Hernandez to a split sentence of five years. He is to serve two years in prison and the remaining three years are to be probated.

According to the plea deal, Hernandez cannot have contact with the complaining parties or members of their households and he must remain at least 500 feet away from them and their property.

He must register and complete the sex offender treatment program.

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