Calling himself “very sick in the head,” Tyler Kimble, who at age 17 was certified to face sexual-assault charges as an adult, apologized in Lucas County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday for raping a 9-year-old girl. Judge Myron Duhart sentenced him to 10 years to life in prison.
Kimble, 18, pleaded guilty last month to rape for the November, 2011, assault. Because the victim was under 13, the rape count is punishable by a mandatory life sentence with possibility of parole after 10 years.
Judge Duhart classified Kimble of 721 Raymer Blvd. a sex offender.
Kimble was convicted in 2006 in Lucas County Juvenile Court of sexual contact with a 5-year-old boy.