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Tallmadge man faces life in prison after being found guilty of raping 12-year-old girl

From Staff Reports Published: October 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Akron -- A Summit County jury found Patrick Renaud, 49, of Tallmadge, guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl in 2013.

According to a press release issued by Summit County Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh Oct. 4, jurors found Renaud guilty of the following charges: two counts of rape, first-degree felonies; two counts of sexual battery, third-degree felonies; and five counts of gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies.

During the time period from March 2013 to early December 2013, Renaud molested the 12-year-old victim. The Twinsburg Police Department opened the investigation when the victim's mother came forward after receiving allegations via text messaging from her daughter.

Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Christine Croce is scheduled to sentence Renaud at 9 a.m. Oct. 26. Renaud faces a sentence of life in prison.

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