Former Ohio Mayor Pleads Guilty to Raping 4 Year Old
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Former Ohio Mayor, 66, Pleads Guilty to Raping 4 Year Old
Former Hubbard mayor, Richard Keenan, 66, plead guilty to eight rape charges and 12 lesser charges last week, for raping and molesting a child over a three-year period, starting when she was only 4 years old, according to Vindy.com.
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According to court documents, the abuse began as early as September 2013 when the victim, whom Keenan knew, was just 4 years old.
The Youngstown Vindicator reports that according to court documents, the victim told Keenan’s wife about the sexual abuse that began when she was 4-years-old and lasted for three years.
When Keenan’s wife confronted him about the allegations, he responded, “I did it.”
The Democrat mayor also confessed to the allegations to his pastor, a social worker and his brother and sister-in-law, according to documents filed by the assistant prosecutor.
Keenan admitted himself into a psychiatric facility after the admissions because he said he was feeling suicidal.
Filings obtained by the Youngstown Vindicator go into extensive detail about his purported admissions during group discussions at the psychiatric ward. He allegedly said he blamed the victim for initiating the acts and said she was a “willing participant.”
His agreed-upon sentence calls for him to go to prison for life with parole eligibility after 10 years. He will be sentenced in several weeks, after the county adult probation department conducts a background investigation. He will remain free on $75,000 bond until his sentencing hearing in several weeks, according to various sources. His trial is set for April 24th.
“Our position is it’s a life sentence. It gives the victim some closure, and it obviously keeps this young child from having to testify,” Gabe Wildman, assistant prosecutor said. “Not bringing her in here to have to testify in the small courtroom with this man in there, as well.”
WKRN reports that Keenan was visibly shaken Friday as he changed his plea to guilty on 20 counts of sex crimes, including eight counts of rape. Keenan agreed to a life sentence with the eligibility of parole after ten years.
Former northeast Ohio mayor pleads guilty to raping 4-year-old
published on NBC4i published on March 18, 2017
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Former Hubbard, Ohio mayor Richard Keenan, who now admits to raping a young child, is facing life behind bars.
He was visibly shaken Friday as he changed his plea to guilty on 20 counts of sex crimes, including eight counts of rape. Keenan agreed to a life sentence with the eligibility of parole after ten years.
According to court documents, the abuse began as early as September 2013 when the victim — who Keenan knew — was just 4 years old.
“It gives the victim some closure. Obviously, keeps this young child from having to testify and I think it’s a good result given all the facts and circumstances,” said Assistant Prosecutor Gabe Wildman.
He said prosecutors have a responsibility to do what’s best for the victim and that they accomplished that Friday.
“Not bringing her in here to have to testify in the small courtroom with this man in there as well.”
Keenan’s family was emotional. They lashed out at reporters after the hearing and tried to block him from the camera’s view.
Prosecutors said this just goes to show how difficult these cases are for everyone.
“I think what we’ve seen today is that they’re tough, right? They’re tough on everyone. They’re tough on the defendant’s family, they’re tough on the victim’s family, and obviously, our concern lies with the victim’s family,” Wildman said.
Keenan remains free on bond until his sentencing. He will undergo a pre-sentencing investigation, which could take a few weeks.