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54-year old Middletown man guilty of attempted rape
August 06, 2007

Press Release For Immediate Release August 3, 2007

(Hamilton, OH) A Butler County Jury deliberated 50 minutes in deciding the guilt of Theodore Adams, a 54-year old Middletown man in his attempted rape trial.

On January 28, 2007, the defendant went to the victim’s house on Poplar Ave in Middletown. The victim was a life-long friend and involved in an on again/off again relationship with the defendant. The defendant climbed into bed with the victim while she slept and attempted to force himself on her. While screaming and struggling with the defendant, the victim’s two adult sons arrived home and came to their mother's rescue. The defendant, who was attempting to flee the house and the victim’s sons, was found unconscious in the street when the police arrived. The defendant testified at trial.

Prosecutor Piper stated, “We are very pleased with the jury’s verdict. A victim of violent crime takes their first step toward recovery with the truth being relinquished. This woman did nothing to deserve a sexual attack and can now go forward as the jury delivered the only just verdict.”

The defendant has previous convictions for Robbery in 1985 and a drug conviction from the 70's.

Adams will be sentenced September 11, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. by Judge Charles Pater and is facing up to 8 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.

The case was investigated by Det. Tim Riggs of the Middletown Police Dept.

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