- Associated Press - Friday, July 10, 2015

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing three adopted daughters has filed a notice of appeal.

The guardsman was sentenced last month to life without parole following his conviction on 15 counts including rape and sexual battery. He was accused of abusing girls who were younger than 13.

The 42-year-old Marysville man testified in his own defense. His wife testified she never saw signs of such abuse. She has pleaded guilty to charges of intimidation and obstructing justice.

The guardsman appealed his conviction late last month in Union County Court. A message was left with his attorney seeking comment on the appeal. The Guard says it’s severing its connection with the guardsman.

The Associated Press isn’t naming the couple to protect the children’s identities.

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