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Bristol Man Sentenced to 210 Months for Illicit Sexual Conduct with a Minor

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 15, 2013
  • Western District of Virginia (540) 857-2250

ABINGDON, VA—United States Attorney Timothy J. Heaphy announced today that David Lee Huggard, 48, of Bristol, Virginia, was sentenced last week to 210 in prison at a sentencing hearing in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Abingdon.

Huggard had earlier entered a plea of guilty to one count of traveling in interstate commerce with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

According to evidence presented at his guilty plea and sentencing hearings by Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee, Huggard, a long-haul interstate truck driver, made a cross-country trip with a 4-year-old child during the month of December 2012. Following the child’s return to Bristol, the child was interviewed at the Bristol-Washington County Children’s Advocacy Center and disclosed that sexual contact had occurred with Huggard during the course of the cross-country trip.

Huggard was arrested on January 26, 2013, by agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a detective with the Bristol Virginia Police Department. Upon his arrest, Huggard admitted to engaging in oral sex with the 4-year-old child.

The investigation of this case was conducted by the Bristol Virginia Police Department Criminal Investigation Division and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Zachary T. Lee is prosecuting the case for the United States.