The following individuals appeared Wednesday before Judge Charles Steele in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court:
A 24-year-old Van Wert man will spend up to eight years in prison on a charge of rape, a felony of the first degree.
Jeremy R. Neeley of Van Wert had been charged with the rape after an incident took place in March involving a 7-year-old girl.
Neeley was originally charge with rape with a specification that would have had a prison sentence of 15 years to life. Just a day prior to the trial being held, he entered a plea to a charge of rape without the specification which resulted in the eight year prison sentence.
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