Former prison chaplain convicted of sexual battery at prison sentenced

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DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A former prison chaplain will have to register as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life after being convicted of nine counts of sexual battery against an inmate at the Dayton Correctional Institution.

Kenneth Bozeman, 53, will also be on probation for up to five years and is not allow to in any capacity offer services as a pastor or counselor.

The inmate reported that Bozeman engaged in sexual contact with her on Thursday, August 27, 2015. The Ohio State Highway Patrol opened an investigation and took forensic evidence. In October of 2017, Bozeman was found guilty of nine counts of sexual battery.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck had this statement following Bozeman's sentencing, "Instead of providing spiritual guidance to inmates, this defendant took advantage of his position of trust for sexual gratification."

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