New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | November 18, 2017

Sex crimes against minors result in five-year prison sentence for Providence Forge man

By Andre Jones | July 17, 2017 3:32 pm

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A Providence Forge man will serve five years in prison after admitting to sex crimes with two under-aged girls.

Norman Kendrel Hogge, 63, of the 12100 block of Indian Hill Lane, entered guilty pleas to four counts of carnal knowledge without force as part of a plea agreement reached Monday afternoon in New Kent Circuit Court.

In a summary of evidence provided by special prosecutor Clay Blanton, in December 2016 a New Kent detective began to look into allegations after two victims reported that they had been sexually assaulted as younger teens by Hogge on several occasions. According to the summary, Hogge would run his fingers underneath the victim’s clothing and touch them in inappropriate places.

During the investigation by the detective, Hogge admitted that “he had a problem”. The defendant admitted that his crimes were despicable and that whatever the victims had told the detective was probably accurate regarding when the acts began.

Under the plea deal, Hogge was sentenced to 10 years in prison with five suspended (five to serve) on the first count of carnal knowledge. Ten years on each of the three remaining charges were all suspended.

In other circuit court proceedings:

–Steve Ernest Danchak Jr., 53, of the 100 block of West Semple Road, Williamsburg, received a five-year jail sentence with all but one year, three months suspended on a single count of extortion in writing. Danchak was convicted during a May 8 contested trial in which he sent a threatening text message to the victim during an altercation on Nov. 12, 2016.

–Anthony Jon Gadzalski, 29, of the 2300 block of Paramont Avenue, Chesapeake, had a charge of possession of a controlled substance dismissed. The defendant successfully completed the First Offender program.