Englewood man who raped child sentenced

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) –  The Englewood man who raped a child has been sentenced to 13 years in prison.

Dwight Gehring charged with rape in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)
Dwight Gehring charged with rape in Montgomery County. (Photo/Montgomery County Jail)

Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. said Tuesday that 67‐year-old Dwight E. Gehring, of Englewood, has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 5‐year‐old child.

The Prosecutor said on May 10, 2015, Gehring was captured on a home security surveillance system sexually assaulting a 5‐year‐old girl.

Gehring was convicted on September 21, 2016, after pleading to one count of Rape by force, a first‐degree felony, and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition of a child under the age of 13. In addition to the 13-year prison sentence, Gehring was designated a Tier III sex offender for the rest of his life, and a Tier II sex offender for 25 years after his release from prison.

Gehring has been in the Montgomery County Jail being held on a $500,000 bond since his arrest on May 18, 2015.

Prosecutor Heck said, “This defendant raped a defenseless 5-year-old child. Now he will be incarcerated until he is nearly 80 years old.”

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