Child molester guilty, receives life sentence

An Augusta man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday after a jury returned a guilty verdict against him for aggravated child molestation charges.

Hubert Lathery was indicted on charges that he molested a girl younger than age 10 over two years, beginning in October 2007. His trial ended with a life sentence for rape, followed by consecutive sentences of 70 years. The jury was hung, and a mistrial declared, on one of the charges, Assistant District Attorney Adam King said.