BAY CITY, MI — An Albion trucker who goes by the online monikers “NASCARguy” and “lonleytrucker69” is going to be in a federal prison for two decades for coaxing a little girl into sending him nude images of herself.
Garret L. Hawkey, 60, on Monday, Dec. 4, appeared before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Patricia T. Morris and pleaded guilty to one count of sexual exploitation of children. In exchange, prosecutors are dismissing counts of receipt of child pornography, possession of child pornography, and transport of a minor with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
Hawkey’s sentencing guidelines run from 15 to 17.5 years. However, Hawkey has acknowledged his agreed upon sentence will exceed that range and that he’ll serve 20 years in prison.
In pleading, Hawkey admitted that on Oct. 2, 2016, he used the instant messaging app KIK Messenger to communicate with an 8-year-old Port Austin girl. He persuaded her to send