Marietta Man Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

A Marietta man convicted of several charges in connection with the sexual assault of a 16-year-old boy, learned his fate in court Tuesday.

Clayton Books was sentenced Tuesday morning to six years in prison.

Books was previously found guilty of rape, attempted rape, and 2 counts of kidnapping.

Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Rings said the results of the sentencing is a relief for the victim.

"His fear was that he'd run into him in a few months out on the street, and I think we can tell him now that that's really just not going to happen," Rings said.

Books is currently serving in the Washington County jail and will be sent to a prison in Orient Ohio.

After his sentence is up, Books will have five years of post release control.

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  • by some one who cares Location: united states on Dec 14, 2008 at 07:05 PM
    i just wonder how his statement would be if someone done this to him? u know i think he should b punished in the same manner he is accused off ,an eye for an eye. stop using tax payers money to defend these people.Go with the evidence and stop playing.There is no excuse for sick people,
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