A Monroe Twp., Miami County, man accused of sex offenses against a child under age 10 pleaded guilty Friday to five felony charges in a plea deal that recommends 30 years in prison.
Sean L. Pratt, 35, originally was charged with rape and gross sexual imposition for alleged sexual conduct and sexual contact with the child in June 2014.
Those charges will be dismissed in county Common Pleas Court in exchange for guilty pleas to two counts of felony sexual battery and three counts of felony gross sexual imposition.
Sheriff’s office reports said the victim told a friend of the sexual abuse. A parent then notified investigators. The initial charges were filed in late summer 2017.
In exchange for the pleas, prosecutors agreed to recommend a 30-year sentence. The maximum Pratt could receive would be 31 years. Judge Jeannine Pratt told him she is not required to follow the sentencing recommendation.
She accepted Pratt’s guilty pleas, ordered a presentence investigation and scheduled sentencing for Nov. 27.
At sentencing, he will be classified as a Tier III sex offender on the sexual battery charges and a Tier II offender on the gross sexual imposition charges. The Tier III classification will require him to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life following prison release.