EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSMan Receives Life Sentence In Scioto County Rapes
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jul. 19, 2013 4:20 PM EDT
Updated: Jul. 19, 2013 4:58 PM EDT
Portsmouth , Scioto County , Ohio
A Scioto County man who pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of rape involving three minor girls was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility only after serving 15 years.
Michael Lockhart, 52, of New Boston also will have to register as a sex offender for life if he is ever granted parole.
Lockhart was accused of sexual contact with three minor girls between 2002 and 2009. He was arrested on Jan. 15 and indicted 10 days later by the Scioto County grand jury. He has been lodged in the Scioto County Jail since his arrest.
Lockhart will make his first appearance before the Ohio Parole Board in 2028.
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