Columbus Grove Man Pleads Guilty To Rape Charges

11/8/18 – 5:17 A.M.

A Columbus Grove man has pleaded guilty to several sex crimes. WLIO-TV reports 62-year-old Richard Byrd took a plea deal Wednesday. The charges include ten counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery, and one count of gross sexual imposition.

A judge will sentence Byrd next month. He faces life in prison.

Investigators say Byrd’s victims were all younger than 13-years-old.