- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - A judge has sentenced a 20-year-old southwest Ohio man to 15 years to life in prison for raping a 5-year-old boy in a church bathroom last year.

Blake Cole had pleaded no contest last month to one count of rape in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court in Dayton. He was sentenced Monday by Judge Michael Krumholtz, who called it “a very sad case.”

The Dayton Daily News (https://bit.ly/1mS8t6e ) reports that an off-duty sheriff’s sergeant, working as a security guard, went into the bathroom of the church and discovered the situation.

Court documents show Cole’s mother said he has a low IQ, deteriorating eyesight and the inability to understand or comprehend things, but the court rejected his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.

Cole apologized in court Monday.


Information from: Dayton Daily News, https://www.daytondailynews.com

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