LAKEWOOD, OH (WOIO) -
Thomas Gilman pleaded guilty to raping an 8-year-old boy Tuesday and was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
Gilman, 21, was charged with several counts of rape and dissemination of material harmful to juveniles.
Gilman will serve his sentence at Lorain County Correctional Institution.
Upon release, the convicted child rapist will have to register as a Tier III sexual offender, and will serve five years probation.
His trial was scheduled to begin tomorrow, but the proceedings were canceled following Gilman's admission of guilt.
The victim called the abuse "disgusting and weird," stating Gilman pulled a winter hat over his face and told him they were playing games.
Members of the Fairview Park Police Department worked on the case and notified Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services.
A number of forensic interviews were conducted by DCFS.
Lakewood man pleads guilty to raping child he babysat, receives 28 years in prison December 6th 2017 John Deike
IDAHO FALLS — A local man will spend between two and 25 years in prison for sexually molesting a child from the time she was 3 years old.
Twenty-year-old Dakota McClain was 6-years-old when he began abusing the victim, according to court documents.
McClain was sentenced on Nov. 29, and given two years fixed with a maximum of 25-years. McClain was originally arrested on a statutory rape charge in October 2016. He was 19 at the time and the statutory rape victim was 15. During that investigation, information about McClain molesting a different child when he was a juvenile came to light.
Court documents indicate the victim in the more recent statutory rape case said the sexual activity was consensual and when McClain asked how old she was, she told him she was older, never telling him she was actually a minor.
As part of a plea agreement, the statutory rape charge against the more recent victim was amended and included with the felony charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a minor under 16 with the first child victim. McClain pleaded guilty to the charge on Oct. 3.
Bonneville County Prosecuting Attorney Daniel Clark told EastIdahoNews.com he is pleased with the sentence, understanding the majority of McClain’s sexual misconduct occurred while he was a juvenile. According to court documents, McClain abused the child victim from the time she was 3 and he was 6 until she was 15 and he was 18.
The victim told police McClain began by telling her he was playing a game while touching her inappropriately. When the victim was in second grade she began to realize it wasn’t a game and began to feel guilty. She told police she tried to make McClain stop but he would do it anyway.
She told police she recalled an incident when she was 12 where she told McClain God would damn his soul. She said the abuse stopped for a short time after that.
According to court documents, the abuse didn’t stop completely until McClain tried to molest the victim when she was 15 and she informed a relative about the incident.
The victim said after each time McClain abused her he would cry and ask for her forgiveness and promise never to do it again. She said she believes the behavior was the result of a mental illness.
McClain’s mother told police he does have a learning disability due to frontal lobe damage from lack of oxygen when he was born.
21-year-old Aurora man already required to register as a sex offender has been charged with dozens of new felony counts including child pornography and sex assault.
The new charges filed Monday against Ellis Burns, 21, of the 1900 block of Lilac Lane, allege he committed a variety of offenses involving child porn and sex acts between Feb. 1, 2016, and May 10, 2017.
Charging documents state Ellis committed multiple sex acts with at least two girls he knew were younger than 18, who were in fact between the ages of 13 and 17. He's accused of soliciting and possessing child pornography, including videos and photos, of one of the girls he had sex with.
He threatened the girl in writing, communicating that he'd expose her to ridicule if she didn't participate in child pornography, according to charging documents.
Ellis also failed to register a change of instant messaging or other internet identities with Aurora police, which he was required to do as a sex offender, according to charging documents.
A criminal filing complaint order signed by Kane County judge Todd B. Tarter states that there's probable cause to issue a warrant for Ellis' arrest, setting bail at $5 million with 10 percent to apply for bond.
The charges Ellis faces include two counts of Class X child pornography involving soliciting a child for a moving depiction; five class 1 counts of child pornography involving soliciting a child for a photo; one count of class 1 criminal sex assault involving force or the threat of force; 13 class 3 counts of possession of child pornography; one class 3 count of intimidation involving exposure to hatred, contempt or ridicule; one class 3 count of failing to register as a sex offender; one class 3 count of failing to inform agency of an information change; four class A counts of criminal sex abuse involving a victim less than 5 years younger than him; two class A counts of domestic battery; and two class A counts of distributing, sending or exhibiting obscene material to a minor.
Burns has repeatedly violated requirements of Illinois' sex offender registry, Kane County records show. Most recently, he was charged in August 2016 with failure to report annually, in April and January 2016 with failure to report a change of address and in November 2015 with violating the sex offender registry.
A phone number for Burns could not immediately be located Tuesday. He did not have attorney information entered and was not listed in custody at the Kane County jail.
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