Ohio man pleads guilty in adopted child rape case

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2013 at 11:25 pm •  Published: February 1, 2013
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man pleaded guilty Friday to raping a boy at the center of sexual abuse allegations that have already landed the boy's adoptive father and another man long prison sentences.

Following his plea, the Montgomery County prosecutor's office said Patrick Rieder was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years.

Rieder, 32, pleaded guilty to 27 counts including rape of a child under 13, pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance.

Authorities said the boy's adoptive father gave Rieder and another man access to the boy. The adoptive father brought the child to Rieder's Dayton home, where both men raped him, prosecutors alleged.

Rieder's attorney, Christopher Thompson, did not immediately return calls Friday.

The adoptive father pleaded guilty Nov. 2 to six counts of raping three young boys in his care in Miami County, where prosecutors have recommended a sentence of 60 years to life in prison in exchange for his guilty plea. He also pleaded guilty Dec. 20 in a Montgomery County court in Dayton to one count each of child rape and complicity to rape under a plea agreement that calls for 50 years to life in prison.

The adoptive father agreed to testify at Rieder's trial that had been scheduled for later this month, but Montgomery County prosecutor's spokesman Greg Flannagan said that sentencing may be moved up in light of Rieder's plea.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Mat Heck Jr. said after the adoptive father's plea that the father "will basically spend the rest of his natural life locked up and that certainly is a good disposition."