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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

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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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