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Over 100 previous charges and 21 kids, police searching for rape suspect

Published: Mar. 16, 2021 at 4:01 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 17, 2021 at 2:13 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Knoxville Police Department is asking for the public’s help to find a man suspected of multiple crimes.

Police said Desmond Lanier Hatchett, 41, of Knoxville, Tennessee is wanted on charges related to rape, aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, and aggravated robbery stemming from a domestic incident that happened in the 100 block of Dew Drop Lane on February 11, 2021.

WVLT discovered Hatchett has over 100 previous known charges. He is also the man who fathered 21 kids and couldn’t afford to pay child support in 2009.

Hatchett is described as standing 6′0″ and weighing 220 pounds. Anyone who sees him or knows where he may be is urged to call 911.

On the run, rape, burglary suspect also has over 21 kids

Nearly 100 pages of arrest history. WVLT digs into arrest records of Desmond Hatchett, who KPD is asking the public’s help finding. https://bit.ly/3r2yDpK

Posted by WVLT on Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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