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Broc Hottle charged with 15 years in prison

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28-year-old Broc Hottle faced a judge for his sentence after pleading guilty to five of the 34 counts of sexual battery that he had been charged with initially. 28-year-old Broc Hottle faced a judge for his sentence after pleading guilty to five of the 34 counts of sexual battery that he had been charged with initially.
After Hottle serves his time he will have to register as a Tier 3 sex offender. After Hottle serves his time he will have to register as a Tier 3 sex offender.

28-year-old Broc Hottle faced a judge for his sentence after pleading guilty to five of the 34 counts of sexual battery that he had been charged with initially.

According to the indictment, the former Wapakoneta High School drumline instructor had been communicating back and forth with some of his students at the time, between August 2012 and October 2013.  After some time the messages Hottle sent the students had become sexual in nature and he eventually became sexually involved with those students, leading one student to take her own life.

During the sentencing, Hottle offered a statement of remorse towards students that he had become involved with:

"I know that some people will never be able to except my apology and I understand why, I am truly sorry that I took advantage of my position to become involved with these young ladies - I was wrong and I am sorry," said Hottle.

Though the prosecution was unsure whether or not to believe that Hottle's remorse was genuine.

"We talk about, and the court is to consider in sentencing, issues of recidivism and remorse; I submit to you that there's a common theme both with recidivism and the remorse, and it's portrayed that Mr. Hottle is remorseful for his actions," said Edwin Pierce Auglaize County Prosecutor.  "I submit to the court that it is not true remorse, the remorse is because he got caught."

After final statements and questioning, the judge was ready to give her sentence, with 60 months for every count of sexual battery that Hottle had plead guilty to.

"The total prison sentence will be 180 months, which totals 15 years, the court is also going to impose five years of mandatory post release control," said Visiting Judge Patricia Cosgrove.

After Hottle serves his time he will have to register as a Tier 3 sex offender.

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