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Ohio Judge Finds Ex-Cop Guilty Of Raping 16-Year-Old Girl While Off Duty

Justin Bentz was convicted of rape, kidnapping and sexual battery

A judge in Lima, Ohio found a former police officer guilty of raping a 16-year-old girl on Tuesday.  28-year-old Justin Bentz, who was fired after the crime last year, reportedly committed the rape while off-duty only hours after participating in a continuing education course on sexual assault against minors. Prosecutor …

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Cleveland’s rape kit testing payout: Serial home invasion rapist identified from DNA and sentenced to life


Cleveland’s initiative to start testing its high backlog of old rape kits has so far led to 120 convictions in previously unsolved cases. Among them, a man who raped three teenagers over ten years ago was just sentenced to life in prison when the evidence was belatedly tested. More at Cleveland.com

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