• Hickory man convicted for sex crimes against child


    HICKORY, N.C. - A Hickory man will spend more than two years in prison for sex crimes against a child.

    Jeremy Leatherman, 23, of Hickory, will have to register as a sex offender.         

    Prosecutors said he sexually abused a child younger than 13. He was convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child, felony third-degree sexual exploitation of a minor, felony convicted sex offender on premises designated for children and felony failure to report new address as a convicted sex offender.

    His sentence is just over two years to just under three and a half years in prison.

    He is also a registered sex offender in Missouri.

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