Warren Co. man sentenced to life in prison for rape of child

David Randall King, 58, has been sentenced to life in prison for rape and gross sexual imposition. (Warren Co. Jail)

WARREN CO., Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A Warren County man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping a child.

David Randall King, 58, sexually assaulted a child who was just five years old at the time from January 2014 to October 2015. King was a caretaker for the child at the time and authorities say he told the victim not to tell anyone about the assaults, saying the victim "wasn't brave enough to tell anyone." In May of 2016, the victim told her foster parents who reported it to Warren County Children Services.

"We often hear the word ‘courage’ overused when describing everyday actions. In this case, a nine year-old girl sat in a courtroom in front of a judge, 12 jurors, the attorneys, and everyone else in that audience, with her rapist looking right at her, and described in exact detail what he did to her. THAT is courage," said Warren County Prosecutor David P. Fornshell.

King will be eligible for parole after 15 years. He was convicted on two counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition

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