New Philadelphia — Jared D. McNuttThe 19-year-old will spend at least eight years in jail for having sex with a 12-year-old woman.
At a hearing on Friday, Tuscarawas County’s common petition judge, Michael Ernest, said alcohol was used in the crime consignment, but McNut did not use or threaten him. He said McNut met the victims online.
Adult parole authorities have the ability to extend McNut’s imprisonment for up to four years, based on McNut’s actions.
McNut of New Philadelphia pleaded guilty to two counts of rape and one count each of serious sexual coercion and spread problems harmful to the boy.
According to Ernest, victims could suffer psychological harm and harm themselves after the crime drew the attention of law enforcement agencies.
“I apologize for what I did,” McNut said in court.
He will be released on parole for five years after being released from prison. As a Tier 3 sex offender, McNut must register his address with a local sheriff every 90 days of his life.
The judge gave him credit for the 102 days in prison he had already spent in the county prison.
Ernest ordered McNut not to contact the victims while in prison.
The potential penalties for each rape were 3 to 11 years in prison and a fine of $ 20,500.
The decision followed the recommendations of Assistant County Attorney Christine Beard.
According to Beard, the alleged rape was amended to rule out the possibility of life imprisonment as part of a plea bargain signed on May 17. The initial accusation stated that the victim was under the age of 13, but the final accusation stated that she was over the age of 13.
Canton’s lawyer, Kelly Murray, asked the judge to rule McNut at the lower end of the range because of his age and disability. She did not identify the nature of the disability, but referred to the material contained in a community correction program that provides counseling to sex offenders and a background report from Melimbrusia Associates in Canton.
McNut has no criminal record as a boy or adult.
Ernest told him that the decisions he made caused “wreckage” in his life, in the lives of his family, and most importantly in the lives of his victims.
He said McNut could be indignant and angry and go to jail. “Young man”
He advised the defendant to keep in mind and use the positive qualities that others have seen in him.
“I want you to rebound from now on,” Ernest said. “Society needs you to recover.”
The victim did not attend the judgment. Victim’s defender, Christa Nutter, said the victim’s mother agreed to an amendment that resulted in prosecutors recommending a sentence of eight to twelve years.
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This article was originally published in The Times-Reporter. A 19-year-old New Philadelphia man is put in jail for 8-12 years for sex with a child