Former Moriarty coach convicted of rape appeals sentence

New Mexico News

The former Moriarty High School football coach convicted of raping students is appealing his sentence. 

Damien Hyatt pleaded guilty last year in three rape cases for giving girls alcohol in return for sexual favors. 

At his sentencing, Hyatt made a tearful apology to his victims. 

“I would just like to say how sorry I am, how horrible I feel for hurting these girls and their families and my family,” Hyatt said. 

The judge gave Hyatt 15 years in prison, but now he’s arguing the court made mistakes during the sentencing process. 

He claims the less-than-two years he’d already spent behind bars should have been enough. 

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