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65 year old, Blacksburg, Virginia man pled guilty as charged
March 12, 2007

Press Release For Immediate Release March 8, 2007

(Hamilton, Ohio) Jonathan Utin, a 65 year old, Blacksburg, Virginia man pled guilty as charged today before Common Pleas Judge Noah Powers, to 8 counts of Rape, first degree felonies, and 8 counts of Gross Sexual Imposition, third degree felonies, and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Utin, a life-time friend of a Middletown family, frequently traveled from Virginia to stay with the family during September 1998 and September 2002. During that time period, Utin was involved in the rape and gross sexual imposition of the family’s eight-year old daughter. The now 13-year old victim disclosed information to friends last year and investigators began their investigation into Utin, resulting in the sixteen count indictment.

Utin taught science and math in Virginia to middle school students, coached gymnastics, led star gazing trips for students, taught Sunday school classes, managed a swim club, and involved himself in numerous activities to put himself in contact w/ children.

“This person fits the profile of a predatory pedofile. Virginia should file its charges and run their sentence consecutive to ours. This misfit must never see the light of day,” Prosecutor Piper stated.

Prosecutor Piper concluded by stating, “I have to again commend Detective Fred Shuemake and Detective Janice Jones (formally Brown) for their exceptional police work and driven commitment to the arrest and prosecutions of monsters like Utin.”

Although Utin was sentenced today, he will return to court for a sexual predator hearing

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