Ohio Man Sentenced in Connection with Rape Charges

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- An Athens County man will spend the next few years in jail for raping a juvenile.

James Harris, of Belpre, has been sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to rape.

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn told the Athens Messenger that Harris, 25, will have a lifetime sex offender registration requirement.

Blackburn said that in June of 2009 Harris had sexual contact with a juvenile under the age of 13.

Harris was initially taken into custody in Hawaii because he was serving in the Navy.

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