June 29, 2008 Cops and Courts

CNJ staff

A 48-year-old Clovis man charged with 143 counts of child molestation is scheduled to stand trial in September, according to court records.

Larry Hatcher’s three-day jury trial is scheduled to begin Sept. 29, records show.

Hatcher is accused of forcing a now-teenage girl to have sexual relations with him over the course of seven years or more, according to court records.

Arrested in December, Judge Richard Hollis of Curry County Magistrate court ordered him held on a $2 million bond.

In January, district court reduced the bond to $25,000 and Hatcher was released on an ankle bracelet monitor.