Crooksville Man Sentenced In Rape

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Tuesday, January 29, 2002 - 04:59 PM
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A Crooksville man charged with 10 counts of rape was sentenced in Morgan County Common Pleas Court. 37-year-old Donald Searles recieved 36-years and 11 months to life in prison. According to prosecutor Richard Welch, at the end of the 36-year sentence, the case will be reviewed and the court can decide to release Searles or keep him in prison longer. In December, a jury found Searles guilty on four counts of rape, four counts of sexual battery, one count of gross sexual imposition and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

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