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Defendant Pleads Guilty to Federal Offense of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 01, 2010
  • Western District of Kentucky (502) 582-5911

PADUCAH, KY—Katherine Mae Hoffman, age 20, of Pembroke, Kentucky, in Christian County, pled guilty to the sexual abuse of a minor, United States Attorney David J. Hale of the Western District of Kentucky announced today.

Hoffman admitted that on January 21, 2010, she engaged in sexual intercourse with a minor, who was 14 years of age. This occurred on the Ft. Campbell, Kentucky military base where she lived at that time.

The maximum potential penalties are 15 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and supervised release for a period of no less than five years.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David Sparks and Jo E. Lawless, and it was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Ft. Campbell Criminal Investigation Division.

The plea was entered before Hon Thomas B. Russell, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Paducah, Kentucky.

Hoffman is scheduled to be sentenced before Chief Judge Russell on February 7, 2011, at 11:30 a.m., in Paducah, Kentucky.

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