Putnam County Man Sentenced On Rape Charge

10/3/18 – 5:05 A.M.

A Putnam County man will spend more than 17 years in prison after pleading guilty to a rape charge. A judge sentenced 22-year-old Samuel Williams Monday. Williams will also have to register as a Tier III sex offender when he gets out of prison. That’s the most serious designation under Ohio law.

The Lima News reports the rape charge stemmed from an incident involving a 4-or-5-year-old girl in 2014. Williams also pleaded guilty to a gross sexual imposition charge for having sexual contact with a girl between the ages of 13 and 16 last year.

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