Sexual relationship with underage teen lands Springfield man in prison

Raymar Thompson listens as Judge Richard J. O’Neill sentences him to 28 months in prison. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF
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Raymar Thompson listens as Judge Richard J. O’Neill sentences him to 28 months in prison. JEFF GUERINI/STAFF

A Springfield man who pleaded guilty to a count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor was sentenced to 28 months in prison Wednesday.

Raymar Thompson, 21, was also ordered to be a Tier 2 sex offender for the next 25 years. Clark County Public Defender Jim Marshall, who represented Thompson, said the teenager was 15 at the time while Thompson was 21.

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Police accused him of posting a nude photo of the girl to Facebook after an argument. According to a police affidavit, Thompson allegedly posted a picture of the girl’s private areas on the social media site because she wouldn’t give him money.

“The defendant started to warn the child victim and started sending pictures of what he was going to post on Facebook,” the report says. “The defendant then advised the child victim that he was going to expose her and told her to go look.

“The child victim stated that she located the pictures, which she identified as her,” the reports says.

The victim saved the photos on Facebook before Thompson deleted them, the report says. Police received this evidence along with the texts, police said.

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Prosecutors said during the sentencing Wednesday that charges of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance were dismissed as part of a plea deal.

Clark County Common Pleas Judge Richard O’Neill sentenced Thompson to the maximum 18 months in prison for the sexual conduct charge and then another 10 months for a harassment with bodily fluids charge — a case he picked up while in jail awaiting trial.

“While in jail while these cases were pending, the defendant spit at a deputy and the saliva ended up inside the deputies mouth, requiring multiple tests and blood work to ensure that there was no additional harm,” Clark County Assistant Prosecutor Megan Farley said.

She also alleged Thompson has a high risk of committing a crime again.

“Whether it is the same criminal activity I can’t say,” Farley said. “But definitely a high risk of recidivism.”

Defense attorney Marshall said during the sentencing that his client had anger problems that needed to be addressed and prison wasn’t the best place for him. Rather he wanted him to receive anger management treatment.

“He is an angry young man and got upset with his girlfriend,” Marshall. “He put these photos on Facebook albeit they were only up there for a moment and then erased.”

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