Wilmington sex offender receives a 15-year prison term


WILMINGTON — A local man received a 15-year prison term for sex offenses.

Alec J. Tackett, 45, of Wilmington, pled guilty to two counts of rape in a plea agreement that led to six sex-related charges against him being dropped.

He officially has been classified a Tier 3 sex offender, which means he has residency reporting duties for his lifetime, with in-person verification every three months.

Contained in the negotiated settlement between prosecution and defense counsel is a joint recommendation for a 15-year prison term, which Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck stated he found appropriate.

“Defendant was ultimately cooperative in the case for the harm he has caused and admitted responsibility. He appears remorseful,” Rudduck wrote in his judgment entry.

In mid-January, Tackett was found competent to stand trial. Further, an evaluation reflected that the defendant was not a candidate for a not-guilty by reason of insanity plea, according to court papers.

After release from state prison, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority will supervise Tackett for five years. Presently, he indicates in court papers he does not know where he will reside upon release from prison.

For the two rape convictions, he received consecutive prison terms.

Credit was granted for 165 days he served locally in the Clinton County Jail.

In other recent sentences handed down in common pleas court:

• Todd L. Burkhart, 34, of Blanchester, convicted of failing to comply with an order or signal of a police officer and of attempted illegal assembly/possession of chemicals, was sentenced to prison for 24 months and had his operator’s license suspended for five years.

He was granted time credit for 85 days already spent in incarceration.

• Sandra Lee Hammond (also known as Sandra Caudill), 56, of Sabina, convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, was placed on community controls for one year, received a six-month suspended jail term, and must pay $140 restitution to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

• Ronald Edward Cantrell, 55, of Springfield, convicted of theft and of failing to appear, was sentenced to prison for 11 months, with time credit for 101 days already served in local incarceration on the theft case and 32 days served on the failing to appear case.

Reach Gary Huffenberger at 937-556-5768.



By Gary Huffenberger

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