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February 18, 2022—Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas on February 15, 2022, sentenced Dion J. Frazier to 15-years-to-life in prison on his conviction on the charge of rape, a felony of the first degree. A Logan County jury found him guilty of the offense on December 28, 2021.

The Court found Frazier’s relationship with the victim facilitated the offense, the victim suffered serious physical or psychological harm, and the age of the victim exacerbated the harm.

Because the victim was less than 10 years old, the Court’s sentencing options under Ohio law were limited to the sentence imposed or a sentence of life without possibility of parole. Frazier must serve at least 15 years in prison. After that period, the Ohio Parole Board will determine whether or not Frazier is ever released from prison.