- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A northeast Ohio man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a young girl for more than five years.

A Summit County judge handed down the sentence Thursday to 35-year-old Jeremy Scott.

Prosecutors said the Akron man began sexually assaulting the girl in 2005 when she was 7-years-old. The abuse ended in 2010 when she was 12. Akron police launched an investigation after the girl’s mother reported the abuse in December.

He was convicted in August on charges of sexual battery, gross sexual imposition and other offenses. He will be required to register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life.

The judge says she will appoint a defense attorney to handle Scott’s appeal.

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