By J Swygart - firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE: Lima News
Richard Byrd pleaded guilty in Allen County Common Pleas Court Wednesday to 10 counts of first-degree rape, all felonies of the first degree, along with third-degree felony counts of sexual battery and gross sexual imposition. In exchange for that plea, prosecutors dismissed specifications included on four of the rape counts that called for mandatory sentences of life in prison.
Byrd still faces the possibility of receiving life sentences when he is sentenced on Dec. 12.