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Life in prison for homeless sex offender in bus-stop rape of 11-year-old

UPDATE @ 10:20 a.m.:

Randy Stanaford was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the rape of an 11-year-old girl at a Dayton bus stop.

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Homeless registered sex offender Randy Stanaford forcibly removed an 11-year-old girl from her Dayton school bus stop, took her to the side of a duplex and raped her while holding a knife to the girl’s throat and put a hand over her mouth, a jury found.

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Randy Stanaford, 39, was found guilty by a jury in October 2017 in Montgomery County Common Pleas Court of rape and kidnapping of a minor younger than 13. Earlier this month, Judge Erik Blaine ruled that Stanaford’s conviction should include sexually violent predator specifications.

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Prosecutors say that combination means statutorily, Stanaford must be sent to prison for life without parole. Stanaford, who served about six years in prison for an attempted kidnapping with sexual motivation in Butler County, is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday morning.

“Defendant is a diagnosed pedophile who will continue to commit crimes of a sexual nature if he is ever released from prison,” Montgomery County assistant prosecutor Anthony Schoen wrote in a sentencing memorandum about the September 2017 incident near a bus stop at the intersection of Edgar and Heaton avenues in Dayton.

Defense attorney Ben Swift disputes that the case includes a mandatory life sentence without parole. Swift filed a motion to merge the kidnapping and rape case into one sentence, in opposition to the prosecution’s stance. Swift is asking for the most lenient term possible.

PREVIOUSLY: Bus stop rape suspect pleads not guilty

Swift wrote in his sentencing memorandum that his client had been sexually abused (never reported) when he was 7 and had other sexual experiences with children when he was a teenager and younger. “It is not surprising that Randy eventually adopted deviant sexual attitudes, behaviors and habits in this unhealthy childhood environment.”

The prosecution memo said Stanaford threatened to kill the child if he saw mention of the incident in the news.

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Schoen wrote that after the kidnapping and raping of the girl, Stanaford left “her on the muddy ground beside a duplex.”

According to the sex offender registry that is linked to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office website, Stanaford aka “Shrek” was listed as a Tier III sexual offender and his address was listed as homeless in the area of North Main Street and East Monument Avenue in Dayton.

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