AKRON, Ohio - A 25-year-old northeast Ohio man was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 5-year-old girl.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that Richard Frederick Jr. of Cuyahoga Falls was scheduled for trial Monday in Summit County but changed his plea instead. He pleaded guilty to one count each of rape and gross sexual imposition.
The indictment said the offenses took place between January and May.
The life sentence was mandatory for the offense, but he will be eligible for parole in 25 years.
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