Sheriff Glenda Hatchett

Sheriff Glenda Hatchett, who presided over small claims and paternity cases on two different reality court television

shows, says she was groped recently by a Georgia sheriff, who now faces a charge of battery. Ms. Hatchett, 59, told

The Daily Beast that she was shaken by the incident, which happened when Sheriff Rick Clark of Coffee County shook

her hand during an awards ceremony at the end of October. I was very shocked and I felt violated, Ms. Glenda Hatchett

is a familiar name to television viewers. The 59-year-old Judge Hatchett presided over small claims and paternity

cases on two different reality court television shows, both of which aired on Fox. Today she says it was a member of

law enforcement who improperly touched her – not one of her litigants. Sheriff Harold Tomlinson allegedly groped

Judge Hatchett during a jail visit in Georgia last week; he has since been charged with battery and suspended from

duty by Georgia’s sheriff’s association. Judge Hatchett says she is being hounded by law enforcement officers for

speaking out about what happened – but she refuses to remain silent, saying that people need to hear about how

assault victims are treated by their government officials. Sheriff Harold Tomlinson groped me, said Judge Hatchett

in an interview today. It was very uncomfortable and I feel violated because I am a woman who has worked hard all