Sex offender sent to prison

A Felicity man has been sentenced to prison for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

Brown County Court of Common Pleas Judge Scott T. Gusweiler convicted Ryan Clark, 30, on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, and Gusweiler sentenced Clark to a one-year sentence in the Ohio Department of Corrections on Aug. 31, according to a press release from the court of common pleas. Following his release, Clark must report as a Tier II sex offender, and Clark has a mandatory five years of post-release control.

Clark was indicted by the Brown County Grand Jury on Feb. 19, on three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony, one count of endangering children, a second-degree felony, one count of importuning, a fifth-degree felony, and one count of pandering obscenity involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony. Combined, those counts carried with them a maximum of 13 and a half years in prison and a fine of $32,500.

Clark accepted a plea deal, and pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor on Aug. 31, according to the press release. The other five counts were dismissed.

According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the Brown County Municipal Court, an unnamed victim was reported as missing by the victim’s parents. The victim was then located through the victim’s cell phone at an undisclosed location with Clark. The victim reported to Andrew Baughey of the municipal court that the victim and Clark had engaged in sexual misconduct, and that Clark knew the victim was a minor.

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By Daniel Karell

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