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Report: Akron man sentenced to life in prison for raping 8-year-old

Posted: 6:16 PM, Oct 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-01 18:16:24-04
John Garvin

BRIMFIELD, Ohio — An Akron man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping an 8-year-old girl, according to News 5's media partners at the Akron Beacon Journal .

John Garvin, 28, raped the girl between Nov. 1, 2018 and Feb. 16, 2018 in Brimfield.

He was originally charged with five counts of rape, each a first-degree felony, and five counts of sexual imposition, each a third-degree felony, along with one county of failing to register as a sex offender.

Most of the charges against him were dropped in a plea deal.

The child's grandmother told the court her granddaughter was in treatment and had to transfer from a public school to a private school because of the trauma.

To read the Akron Beacon Journal's full story, click here .