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Natatia Bledsoe is the public information officer for the Fredericksburg Police Department.

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City employee arrested for sexual battery

On December 27, 2012 an adult female reported to police that she had been assaulted inside the city maintenance building at 1000 Tyler Street on the afternoon of December 14.  The victim, who knew the offender, was not physically injured.   

On December 28, Fredericksburg detectives arrested Zolly Hawthorne, 59, of Spotsylvania and charged him with misdemeanor sexual battery.  Hawthorne is an employee of the Department of Public Works.  After his arrest, Hawthorne was released by the magistrate on his own recognizance. 

Anyone with information concerning this case or similar incidents should contact Detective Carlos Reyes at 540-654-5919.