Jazz Howell takes time in deciding to accept plea deal in 2019 rape case

A Lima man involved in a rape case for a year and a half has accepted a plea deal on Monday.

Jazz Howell takes time in deciding to accept plea deal in 2019 rape case

It took a lot of deliberation, but Jazz Howell has pleaded guilty to a charge of rape. The prosecutor has dropped a second charge of rape and a charge of kidnapping. Howell initially was unsure of the deal and thought about going to trial which would have been next month.

Police say a victim came to them to say Howell held her in a room and raped her in late January of 2019. Howell faces anywhere from three to 11 years in prison. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and he will be sentenced on Sept. 21.

 

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