GREENVILLE — Kyle L. McGlothin, 29, was sentenced to 14 years in prison Friday for sexual battery.
McGlothin pled guilty to an amended charge of two counts of sexual battery, third-degree felonies. He had originally faced two counts of rape, first-degree felonies and two counts of gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies.
McGlothin was arrested, Oct. 31, 2016 and charged with six felony counts involving a known female child under the age of 10. Two known incidents occurred between May 1 – Sept 27, 2016 with McGlothin and the victim, according to the state. There were no physical injuries, the attorneys said. McGlothin was represented in court by Defense Attorney Randall E. Breaden.
Assistant Prosecutor Deborah Quigley said the parties were asking the court to find that the consecutive service (two, 7-year sentences) is necessary to punish the offender and that consecutive sentences are not disproportionate to the seriousness of the offender’s conduct and the danger he poses to the public.
“It was a course of conduct – we were able to confirm two occasions,” Quigly said.
Breaden said he agreed with Quigly’s recommendation.
“Mr. McGlothin has led a law-abiding life up until this time,” Breaden said. “He was fully cooperative with the investigation and fully admitted to what he did. Normally, I would have probably been resistant to this agreement, but because of the consideration of the state removing the much more serious penalties that could result in Mr. McGlothin spending pretty much the rest of his life in prison, resulted in this discussion.”
If McGlothin had been convicted on all counts, he could have faced two-life sentences without parole, an additional 26 years in prison and possible fines of up to $90,000.
“I’m just really sorry for what I did,” McGlothin said. “I have done wrong and I know that. I can tell you that I do need prison time – I do deserve it.”
Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan Hein sentenced McGlothin to a 14-year sentence, serving seven years per count and a mandatory five-year post-release supervision. Also, McGlothin is to register on the Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification System as a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life, after release from prison. A mandatory registration every 90 days is required, unless he changes residence, place of employment or makes other geographical changes in which case it is to be reported. In addition, Judge Hein ordered court costs, and gave 82 days of credit for jail time served, since Oct. 31, 2016
“The sex offender registration will start today,” Hein said.
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