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

Posted at 6:16 PM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 18:16:24-04

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.