Ohio adoptive father pleads guilty in child rapes

TROY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man accused of raping young boys in his care has pleaded guilty to six rape counts.

The 40-year-old man was charged with 31 felony rape counts in his home Miami County in western Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the man agreed to testify in the trial of another man accused of raping one of his sons. Prosecutors dropped 25 counts and agreed Thursday to recommend a sentence of 60 years to life in prison.

He still faces seven related charges in Montgomery County.

He had adopted two boys and a girl and was adopting the third boy. They were ages 9-12. The Associated Press isn’t naming the father to protect the children’s identities.

His attorney says the children now won’t have to testify against him.

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