POMEROY — A Meigs County man arrested on charges of rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor in July 2015 has entered a guilty plea in Meigs County Common Pleas Court.
The Meigs County Prosecutor’s Office said Christopher Myers, 29, pleaded guilty April 20 and was sentenced by Judge I. Carson Crow after consideration of the charges. The court found the defendant not amenable to a community control sanction and ordered a prison term for Myers.
The defendant received five years in prison for one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a felony of the third degree. Myers received eight years for rape, a first degree felony. The sentences are to run concurrent and he was given credit for time served while awaiting trial.
In addition, Myers will be registered as a Tier III sex offender upon release from prison and be placed under post-release control for five years. The court also ordered a lifetime ban on firearms and a requirement that the defendant pay court costs for the prosecution of the case.
According to the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office, investigators received reports about Myers the morning of July 15, 2015, and arrested him shortly thereafter. Because the victim was a minor, no further information was given due to the sensitivity and circumstances of the case.
Prosecutor Colleen Williams praised the victim for coming forward and said she hopes the sentence that put Myers behind bars would help protect the community.
Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551.