Man pleads guilty to sex abuse of 5-year-old

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XENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to inappropriately touching a 5-year-old girl.

Daniel Weckel, 67, pleaded guilty to two counts of third degree felony gross sexual imposition.

He admitted to inappropriately touching the child during two separate occasions.

“I’m proud as the prosecutor that we were able to take this case, that the mother said this isn’t right, that her daughter was able to tell us what happened,” said Stephen Haller, Greene County Prosecutor.

2 NEWS contacted Weckel’s attorney for comment, but have not heard back yet.

Weckel has been free since posting $25,000 bail last year upon his arrest.

He is due back in court January for sentencing. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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