James Allen Rapier
Photo: SHELBY COUNTY JAIL
Photo: SHELBY COUNTY JAIL

Darke County man sentenced to 35 years for child sex crimes

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James Rapier, 42, pleaded guilty in January to coercing two teenage girls to send him sexually explicit photos.

Rapier was already a registered sex offender during those incidents due to a 2000 conviction of gross sexual imposition and corruption of a minor, according to the DOJ.

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In 2005, Rapier was classified as a habitual sex offender after being convicted of pandering obscenity involving a minor.

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