Warren man pleads guilty to rape charges


WARREN — William J. Lauth, 39, of Warren-Burton Road, Southington, pleaded guilty Monday to three counts of rape that could land him in prison for 30 years. He will be sentenced in about six weeks by Judge W. Wyatt McKay of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Lauth was indicted on six counts of rape and three counts of sexual battery, but three counts of rape and the three counts of sexual battery were dropped in exchange for his plea.

Prosecutors say he raped a 16-year-old female he knew in Warren on Aug. 28, 2010.

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