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Man accused of multiple rape charges involving children changes plea

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62-year-old Richard Byrd of Columbus Grove changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. 62-year-old Richard Byrd of Columbus Grove changed his plea from not guilty to guilty.
Byrd is accused of having more than one victim, all were younger than 13 years old. Byrd is accused of having more than one victim, all were younger than 13 years old.

A man accused of multiple cases of rape involving children changed his plea.

62-year-old Richard Byrd of Columbus Grove changed his plea from not guilty to guilty. As part of a plea deal, Byrd pleaded guilty to all 13 charges he was facing. This includes ten counts of rape, two counts of sexual battery and one count of gross sexual imposition. The first four counts of rape included mandatory life sentences, which Judge David Cheney lifted as part of the plea deal, but the judge could sentence him up to life in prison when he is sentenced next month.  

Byrd is accused of having more than one victim, all were younger than 13 years old.  

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