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Warren County man sentenced to 15 years for sexual abuse of minor

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Posted at 5:59 PM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 17:59:25-05

SALEM TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Warren County man convicted of sexually abusing a young girl will spend 15 years in prison, Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell announced Tuesday afternoon.

Fabian Esparza-Tapia, 35, pled guilty to rape, gross sexual imposition, sexual battery and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. According to prosecutors, Esparza-Tapia abused the girl for three years before a third party discovered nude images of the victim on her iPad in 2020.

The victim, who was under 13 when the abuse began, said Esparza-Tapia had instructed her to take the pictures and send them to him.

In addition to his prison sentence, Esparza-Tapia has been registered as a sex offender.