Columbus Grove Man Pleads Not Guilty To 10 Rape Charges

8/28/18 – 11:44 A.M.
EDIT: An earlier headline mistakenly read “Pleads Guilty” instead of “Not Guilty” The story contained within correctly reported the plea was “not guilty”

A Columbus Grove man pleaded not guilty Monday to 13 charges stemming from sex crimes in Allen County. 62-year-old Richard Byrd faced 10 counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery, and one count of gross sexual imposition. Court documents say the victim in the case was under the age of 13.

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