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Sommers Sentenced For Sex Crimes

Ryder E. Sommers, 21, Fayette, has been sentenced for sex crimes in the common pleas courts of two counties.

Sommers was indicted on April 17 by a Fulton County Grand Jury on a single count of sexual conduct with a minor, for whom he was a coach. The crime allegedly took place in August and September of 2016.

He was also indicted by a Williams County Grand Jury on April 18 on three counts of sexual battery, and a single count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.

The Williams County charges allege that he engaged in sexual conduct with girls ages 14 and 16 during August and September of 2016.

He entered a guilty plea to the Williams County charges on July 10.

In Fulton County, Sommers pled guilty to sexual battery. He was sentenced to serve 90 days at the Corrections

Center of Northwest Ohio; was placed on community control for three years, and was ordered to pay the cost of his prosecution, possess no pornographic materials, have no unsupervised contact with minors, and obtain sex offender treatment at the Center for Child and Family Advocacy, Napoleon.

A press release from Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, notes Sommers was also ordered by the Williams County Court of Common Pleas to served six months at CCNO.

In Fulton County, Sommers was found to be a Tier III sex offender. He must register his address with the sheriff of all the counties in which he lives and verify his address in person every 90 days.

Failure to abide by the conditions of his sentence could result in a 12-month prison sentence.

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