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Nash Man Accused Of Sex Crimes Becomes Crime Victim

Posted November 17, 2005
Updated November 28, 2007

Editor's Note: Charges against Hattley Deans were dropped Nov. 26, 2007 after the teen admitting making up the allegations.

A school employee charged with child sex crimes is a crime victim himself.

Someone apparently broke into Hattley Deans' home while he was in jail.

Deans, who is out on bond, is charged with taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape. He worked as a teacher's assistant at Southern Nash Middle School.

Investigators believe Deans assaulted a 14-year-old at his home, where he often tutored students. They believe there may be more victims.


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