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Franklin man sentenced to 4 years for sexually abusing sleeping child

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Posted at 5:03 PM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 17:03:30-04

LEBANON, Ohio -- A Franklin man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting a child.

Joseph Plummer, 37, assaulted the under-13 child on more than one occassion between June 2013 and December 2015 while the child was sleeping, according to Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell.

Plummer was previously found guilty of two counts of gross sexual imposition.

After Plummer is released from prison, he will be required to register as a Tier II sexual offender and will have to report every 180 days for 25 years.