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Published: Saturday, 1/15/2005

Ottawa County man indicted in sex case involving boy, 13

An Ottawa County man accused of having sex with a 13-year-old boy was indicted yesterday by a Lucas County grand jury.

Jerry Lee Hackett, 37, of 15242 West State Route 2 in Benton Township, was indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He is being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of $50,000 bond.

The boy told authorities he met Mr. Hackett in November through an Internet chat room. Police arrested Mr. Hackett on Monday at Southwyck Shopping Center when he arrived for a meeting the boy arranged at the request of investigators.

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