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James Britton Fitzhugh, age 20, Indicted for Rape of 21-month Old Toddler
September 17, 2008
Today a 20-year old Hamilton man, James Britton Fitzhugh, was indicted for the offence of Rape, involving a 21-month old toddler. The indictment includes two counts of Rape, first degree felonies punishable by up to life in prison and two counts of Endangering Children, punishable by 2-8 years on each count. The defendant has no known prior record and was the live-in boyfriend of the child’s mother. Fitzhugh was arrested earlier today and will be arraigned by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Andrew Nastoff on September 24, 2008 at 8:30 AM. In announcing the indictment, Prosecutor Robin Piper stated, “The abuse this toddler suffered is unmeasurable. We will probably never know everything she suffered, but these charges will allow us to seek justice on her behalf.”
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