Contributed by Miami County Sheriff's Office

Laura man pleads guilty to sex crimes

Gerald L. Rue Jr, 67, made the pleas in a deal in which prosecutors will recommend 10 years in prison in exchange for pleas to 10 gross sexual imposition charges. The maximum prison time for the 10 charges is 50 years. 

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Rue was arrested by sheriff's deputies in January, accused of raping a person under age 10 between Sept. 1, 1998, and Aug. 31, 1999. The victim, now an adult, was known to Rue and reported the alleged offenses to sheriff's detectives last year. 

Rue agreed Friday to waive a grand jury's consideration of the allegations and plead to the 10 charges in Common Pleas Court. Judge Christopher Gee accepted the pleas, ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for Aug. 6. 

A sex offender classification will be determined at sentencing. Gee ordered Rue held without bond until sentencing.