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Sexual predator Termain D. McIntosh was sentenced to prison for 10 years.
February 22, 2006
(Hamilton, Ohio) The Butler County Prosecutor announced today the successful prosecution of a violent sexual predator. Termain D. McIntosh was sentenced to prison for 10 years. On September 8, 2005, in the evening, the defendant brutally beat and tortured his live-in girlfriend, while their infant child lay in the other room. The abuse started as a jealous rage and continued to the point the defendant beat her with a belt leaving bruises that clearly outlined the belt impressions on her back. After he beat her to the point she could no longer get up, he proceeded to brutally rape her. After the rape, she tended to her crying child, fearful to leave the apartment. The next morning, when the defendant left for work, she called the police. Hamilton Police detectives responded, taking pictures and processing the crime scene, while the victim was taken to the hospital. The defendant was arrested shortly afterwards wearing the same belt he brutalized her with the night before. The defendant was scheduled for trial on January 17, but after the overwhelming amount of forensic evidence, the defendant plead guilty to Rape, 2 counts of Felonious Assault, and 2 counts of Domestic Violence as charged in the indictment. Attorney Ken Lawson represented him at the plea and during his sentencing today. Although the defendant had no adult criminal record, the court noted that he had a juvenile record of violence and a sexual offense later dismissed by a previous victim. After a sexual offender hearing, the Judge Sage found the defendant to be a sexual predator and sentenced him to a maximum prison term of 10 years finding that this was the worst form of the offense based on the severe beating and torture the victim endured. Prosecutor Piper stated, “Domestic violence degrades and hurts the victim, children in the household and society in general. It’s a sickness we can’t understand and sometimes prison is the only thing that stops some people . . . at least for 10 years this man can’t hurt anyone else.”
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