A child rapist who was serving an 18 year prison sentence for a string of assaults on young girls died in jail after contracting a chest infection, an inquest heard.
PORT CLINTON — A Port Clinton man charged with raping two children was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Allen Kreager, 62, was originally indicted on more than 66 child sex-related crimes, including rape and pandering obscenity involving a minor, in April 2016.
The crimes reportedly occurred between 2009 and 2015 and involved children younger than 12 years old.
Kreager appeared in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday for his sentencing hearing.
Ottawa County prosecutor James VanEerten explained why Kreager deserved the maximum sentence of 25 years.
“These children will have to live the rest of their lives dealing with the trauma of what was done to them at the hands of Mr. Kreager," VanEerten said.
In January, Kreager pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, both first-degree felonies, and two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, both fourth-degree felonies, according to court records.
Prior to sentencing, Judge Bruce Winters opened the floor for Kreager's victims.
"Please give my kids justice," the victims' mother said. "I just want them to feel better and to get past this."
Overcome with emotion, the woman struggled to maintain her composure.
"I had to see pictures and videos that were taken by him of my daughter," she said. "That's something a mother should never, ever, have to see."
She continued: "My daughter can't sleep. She's always locking her door. My son is hurt, too. He's scared. He doesn't like people being near him. (Kreager) has ripped my family apart."
Kreager’s attorney Troy Wisehart mentioned his client was also a victim of abuse as a child.
Winters spoke to Kreager prior to announcing the sentence.
"This type of offense is way at the far end of the seriousness scale, in my opinion," Winters said. "These children did nothing to cause this problem. This problem lies with you."
A man previously convicted of sexually abusing a child was arrested Saturday on suspicion of raping and sodomizing a Marion County woman multiple times over a one-month period in 2016.
James Dean Clary, 60, of Albany, raped a woman who was "incapable of consent by reason of mental defect," according to a secret indictment filed in Marion County. A grand jury indicted Clary on three counts of first-degree rape, three counts of first-degree sodomy and two counts of contempt of court.
A warrant was issued for Clary's arrest on Wednesday. Following his arrest, he was taken to Marion County jail and held on $750,000 bail.
According to court records, the Marion County Sheriff's Office began investigating Clary in 2016. In addition to the rape charges, Clary is accused of violating a restraining order made against him.
A Marion County judge granted a petition for a restraining order to prevent abuse of an elderly person or person with disabilities in July.
Clary allegedly violated the order in December and again in February.
Clary was convicted in 1988 in Marion County of one charge of first-degree sexual abuse. He was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to undergo sex offender treatment. He was also ordered to abstain from babysitting.
Clary was convicted of harassment and fourth-degree assault in 1990 and computer crime in 2014.
First-degree rape is a Measure 11 offense requiring a mandatory minimum sentence of eight years and four months. First-degree sodomy also carries a minimum sentence of eight years and four months.
Clary appeared for arraignment Monday at the Marion County Circuit Court Annex. He is scheduled to appear in court again March 23.
A photographer who once had his work exhibited alongside David Bailey and Lewis Carroll is to stand trial for historic sex abuse charges.
Former children's TV worker David Trainer, 63, is accused of assaulting seven youngsters as young as five, during the 1980s and 1990s.
Trainer, who worked as a puppeteer on 1986 musical Little Shop of Horrors, appeared at Inner London Crown Court today to deny four counts of indecent assault and six counts of indecency with a child.
The charges date from between May 1980 and August 1991 and all the children were under 14.
His documentary portrayal of London life featured in a Tate Britain exhibition in 2007 when his work showed alongside names such as William Henry Fox Talbot, Lewis Carroll, Bill Brandt and David Bailey.
Trainer, of Chiswick, west London, denies four counts of indecent assault and six of indecency with a child.
Judge Jeremy Donne QC released him on bail ahead of his trial at Inner London Crown Court on 7 August.
Former TV puppeteer and photographer whose work featured in the Tate 'sexually assaulted children as young as five in the 1980s and 90s' Rod Ardehali Mailonline 9 March 2017