Big Spring Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Abusing a Child

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

A Big Spring man pleads guilty to sexually abusing a child.

Now, he waits to hear his fate.

On Monday, the trial was set to begin for 48-year-old Michael Dale Hodnett.

Instead, he decided to plead guilty and skip the trial.

Hodnett was arrested two years ago for the crime in Howard County.

The sentencing phase will begin on August ninth.