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Published: Saturday, 1/11/2014 - Updated: 2 years ago


Child rapist sentenced to 15 years in prison


BRYAN — A Montpelier, Ohio, man convicted of raping three children during a nine-year period was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in prison.

Daniel Bignell, 40, also was classified as a sexual predator by Williams County Common Pleas Judge J.T. Stelzer, which means that after serving his prison term, Bignell must register his address with the sheriff every 90 days for the rest of his life.

Last month, Bignell entered Alford pleas to three counts of rape for crimes that occurred when each child was 13 or younger. In an Alford plea, a defendant does not admit guilt but acknowledges evidence is sufficient for a conviction. The court treats it as a guilty plea.

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