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Updated: State Senator’s Son Pleads Guilty to Child Rape

Abuse: Court Documents Allege Sen. Brian Hatfield Knew His Son Sexually Assaulted a Juvenile Victim in His Home but Did Not Call Authorities

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 1:21 pm | Updated: 7:24 pm, Wed May 8, 2013.

The 15-year-old son of a state senator pleaded guilty Tuesday in Lewis County Superior Court to four counts of first-degree rape of a child and four counts of first-degree child molestation for crimes that took place in the long-time politician’s home.

Sen. Brian Hatfield, D-Raymond, reportedly did not call authorities about the abuse of an 11-year-old boy at his residences in Chehalis and Raymond when he learned of the sex crimes, according to a Lewis County Sheriff's Office report.

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