Warren man indicted on 13 sex charges

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — A Warren man is facing the possibility of life behind bars after prosecutors said he sexually assaulted a young girl for years.

Brian McGhee, 44, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court Monday morning after being secretly indicted by as grand jury last week on 13 charges, including 10 counts of rape and three counts of gross sexual imposition. He is being held at the Trumbull County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

Prosecutors said the charges date back to 2009 when the girl, who is now 14, was only 10 years old. The alleged abuse continued until October of 2o13, according to the indictment.

Six of the rape counts are first-degree felonies because of the victim’s age. They each carry potential life sentences.

“When we are dealing with felony sex abuse in particular, the victim’s ages are always relevant what the level of offense is and in this case if the victim falls under 13, those carry the potential for life in prison,” said Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Gabe Wildman.

 

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