Judge: child rapist acts “morally corrupt, despicable”

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Riverside man was sentenced Friday for raping five young children.

Michael Bohannon, 60, will spend 33 years and nine months in prison on multiple charges including rape, gross sexual imposition of a child under 13 and using children in pornography.

Michael Bohannon convicted of child rape in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Michael Bohannon convicted of child rape in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

Bohannon was caught when one of his victims told her father about the abuse.

He was arrested in September 2013.  The abuse too place over the course of five years.

During the sentencing Friday, Judge Frances McGee called Michael Bohannon’s acts morally corrupt, despicable and disgusting.

“Your behavior as I’ve said is disgusting and your decision to film yourself doing these acts is downright nasty and beyond contempt. Shame on you for even thinking of such filthy acts against children,” said Judge McGee

“You abused everyone’s trust. It is not possible with all the jail time in the world for you to give me back what you have took from my family and the others,” said the Mother of one of the victims.

“There’s so many things I would like to do but I’m holding myself back from doing what I would want to do to this man,” said the Father of one of the victims.

The only thing Bohannon said when Judge McGee asked if he wanted to speak was “just that I’m sorry ma’am.”

Bohannon was said to be a family friend of one of the victims.

Judge McGee also addressed the victims during today’s sentencing asking them to seek counseling and to not let this case define them.


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