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Sullivan County man, 75, pleads no contest to sexual battery of young girl

Kacie Breeding • Jan 20, 2012 at 2:17 PM

BLOUNTVILLE — An elderly Bristol man has entered a no-contest plea of guilty to sexual battery of a young girl.

Willis Otey, 75, 190 Jones Hollow Road, Bristol, Tenn., was originally charged with rape of a child, but was allowed to enter a no-contest plea of guilty to a reduced charge of sexual battery Thursday in Sullivan County court.

Sullivan County Assistant District Attorney William Harper said Otey was placed on supervised probation for a year, and has been placed on the Tennessee Sexual Offender Registry.