Convicted Clark County child rapist gets up to life in prison

A 36-year-old man convicted of child rape was sentenced Thursday to 10 years to life in prison.

Nicholas A. Larson pleaded guilty June 19 to one count of rape in Clark County Common Pleas Court.

His sentence on Thursday followed a statement read in court by the 11-year-old victim, Clark County Prosecutor Daniel Driscoll posted on his Facebook page.

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Springfield Police Division detectives began investigating Larson after they were called April 11 to Springfield Medical Center.

Scientists from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation also assisted in the case by analyzing DNA evidence that “further proved Larson’s guilt,” Driscoll stated.

Larson also is labeled a Tier III sexual offender, meaning that once he is released he will have to register his address with his local sheriff’s office every 90 days for life.

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