On December 14, 2017, a 4 Count indictment was filed against Michael Allender, in Case No. 2017-2264. The indictment charged Counts 1-3, Rape, a felony of the 1st degree, having a maximum penalty of 11 years in prison and a fine of $20,000.00; Count 4, Gross Sexual Imposition, a felony of the 3rd degree, having a maximum penalty of 36 months in prison and a $10,000.00 fine. On June 8, 2018, Defendant entered a plea of guilty to Count 1, (as amended), Rape, a 1st degree felony.
On that same date, Judge Gusweiler sentenced Mr. Allender, confinement of Life in Prison, with parole eligibility after 10 years, in the Ohio Department of Corrections. The Defendant was advised of the reporting requirements pursuant to Chapter 2950 as a Tier 3 sex offender. Counts 2, 3, and 4 are dismissed.