Hamblen County man sentenced in child sexual battery case

     A Hamblen County man who plead guilty to fondling a 13 year old girl while on a camping trip was sentenced to a 6 month prison term, followed by 5 ½ years on supervised probation.

     38 year old Brian Hedrick plead guilty recently to a charge of sexual battery by an authority figure. In September 2017, the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Department says Hedrick was camping with his daughter and her friend at Fall Creek Marina and Campground when the incident took place as his daughter’s friend was sleeping in a camper.

     Hedrick will have to register as a violent sex offender, as a part of his sentence.