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Randall Cornett found guilty of 13 counts of Rape
October 17, 2007

Press Release For Immediate Release October 16, 2007

(HAMILTON, OH) Randall Cornett, a 34-year old Middletown man was found guilty of 13 counts of Rape today by Butler County Judge Andrew Nastoff.

Between August 2005 and April 2007, Cornett was sexually abusing a ten year old girl and nine year old boy. During the course of the investigation, Det. Fred Shuemake of the Middletown Police Department interviewed the Defendant who admitted to molesting the children. The Defendant had previously been convicted of molesting a nine year old child in Tennessee.

Prosecutor Piper stated, “A mandatory life sentence is the only appropriate punishment for the abuse and trauma Cornett caused these children. To touch a child in this way is simply unforgivable. For two years these kids lived with this horrible abuse, but thankfully, they were brave enough to come forward and help put this monster in prison where he belongs. We are grateful to the work of Detective Shuemake of the Middletown Police Department, who works to keep us all safe.”

Cornett faces a mandatory life sentence when he is sentenced on November 30, 2007 at 8:30 am, before Judge Nastoff.

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