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Lima man sentenced to 30 years for several sex crimes

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63-year-old Ronald Payne was charged for one count of attempted rape, five counts of gross sexual imposition and 10 counts for having nude photographs of a minor. 63-year-old Ronald Payne was charged for one count of attempted rape, five counts of gross sexual imposition and 10 counts for having nude photographs of a minor.
After his release, Payne will be on post release control and have to register as a tier 3 sex offender. After his release, Payne will be on post release control and have to register as a tier 3 sex offender.

The Lima man charged with several sex crimes involving two minor girls has been sentenced to thirty years behind bars. 63-year-old Ronald Payne was charged for one count of attempted rape, five counts of gross sexual imposition and 10 counts for having nude photographs of a minor. The State says Payne paid for the nude photos, which were taken and sent by the mother of the two victims - who are sisters. During Payne's initial statement, prosecutors say he put the full blame on the girls' mother.

"You can't honestly sit here and tell me that he didn't expect to cause some type of psychological harm to these children, and there's nothing, nothing to mitigate his conduct," prosecutor Terri Kohlrieser said.

The mother, whose name was not released, has fully admitted to what happened and will be prosecuted separately.  Payne made a statement to the court asking for a second chance.

"I have failed God and my family, and my coworkers and the people of Lima, Ohio, but most of all I failed those little girls," Payne said.

After his release, Payne will be on post release control and have to register as a tier 3 sex offender. The crimes took place from January 2014 to January 2015. 

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