Rodney Adrian Louis Gibson II

Third man in Oxford sexual assault case admits guilt

Rodney Adrian Louis Gibson II, 22, of Cincinnati, was scheduled to go to trial this week on 26 crimes, including two counts of rape, sexual battery, kidnapping and complicity to rape. Instead, Gibson accepted a plea deal on Friday, pleading guilty to complicity to kidnapping, a first-degree felony. The remainder of the charges were dismissed.

Earlier this month, co-defendant Elijah Lee Mincy, 22, of Oxford, pleaded guilty to kidnapping and rape. He was charged with 23 felony crimes in the incident.

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A jury found co-defendant Roger Richard Michael Simpson, 24, of Cincinnati, guilty of 23 felony crimes, including 10 counts of rape, sexual battery, complicity to rape and kidnapping after a four-day trial earlier this month.

Simpson was also offered a plea deal, but declined it, according to court records.

Simpson, Mincy and Gibson are scheduled to be sentenced by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster on May 21.

The crimes involved a woman, 19 at the time, who was visiting Oxford on Feb. 11 and 12, 2017. The assault occurred in an off-campus apartment complex on Southpointe Parkway, according to Oxford police.

The victim was intoxicated at a party at the apartment and went with one of the men to another apartment where the assault occurred, police said.

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Prosecutors say the three men assaulted the woman and held her against her will for about 90 minutes at the residence before the woman rejoined her friends and told them she had been raped.

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