The Franklin News-Post|
P. O. Box 250
310 Main Street, SW
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
By KEN BRADLEY - Staff Writer
A Henry man faces up to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty Tuesday to aggravated sexual battery of a child under the age of 15.
Ivan Hernandez-Guillermo, 28, pleaded guilty in Franklin County Circuit Court to fondling a young teenager against her will between February and April of 2013.
Hernandez-Guillermo told investigators he was asleep on the couch and mistook the teen for his girlfriend, according to Franklin County Commonwealth's Attorney Tim Allen. However, he later admitted that he had improperly touched the girl.
The teen told the investigator she was clothed at the time and awoke when he touched her, Allen said. When she woke up, Hernandez-Guillermo got up and left the room.
The teen told an investigator with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office what had happened on April 22.
Allen said Hernandez-Guillermo was cooperative during the investigation and said he was sorry.
During the hearing, Hernandez-Guillermo told Judge W.N. Alexander II that he is not an American citizen and he does not have a green card. He spoke through an interpreter during the hearing because he speaks little English.
"You might be deported" because of the charge and guilty plea, the judge told Hernandez-Guillermo.
The sentencing hearing is set for Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m.