Clinton County Common Pleas case: Sex offender receives 10-year prison term

By Gary Huffenberger -



WILMINGTON — A Fairborn man, convicted of rape and gross sexual imposition in Clinton County, received a 10-year prison sentence.

Kevin D. Mullins, 21, pled guilty to the two sex offenses contained in a Bill of Information. The filed Bill of Information stated the criminal activity occurred between Sept. 29, 2013 and Jan. 11, 2014 in the county.

Clinton County Common Pleas Judge John W. “Tim” Rudduck sentenced Mullins to eight years on the rape conviction, and to two years on the gross sexual imposition offense. The prison terms were made consecutive to one another.

The guilty pleas came in a negotiated settlement between the defendant and prosecution. A prior case, in which Mullins was indicted by a Clinton County grand jury with two counts of rape of a child less than 13 years of age and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, was dismissed.

That case was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

In that prior case, according to a November 2016 news release from the Blanchester Police Department, a Blanchester police officer and a Clinton County Children Services investigator tracked down Mullins at a residence in Fairborn.

As a result of the rape conviction, Mullins is classified as a Tier 3 sex offender. As such, he is required to report in person to the sheriff’s office in his county of residence after release from prison. There he will verify his residential address and place of employment (or place of education) every 90 days for his lifetime.

Court papers indicate his expected residential address, upon release from prison, is currently unknown.

According to the plea agreement, prosecution will consider agreeing to a release from prison after the entirety of the eight-year term for rape has been served and at least six months on the second conviction have been served. This promised consideration depends on no new felony convictions for Mullins and a positive prison report by that time.

Credit was granted for 190 days Mullins already spent in jail on the cases.

In other recent sentencings:

• Troy A. Henry, 43, of Wilmington, convicted for DUI, was sentenced to 24 months of prison. His operator’s license was suspended for 10 years, with no driving privileges during the first three years. He received time credit of 73 days spent in jail.

• Emmet L. Neer, 64, of Wilmington, convicted for theft of an elderly person and for forgery, received a suspended six-month jail term, was placed on community controls for two years, and must pay restitution of $1,701 and of $527 respectively to two victims. He was granted time credit for 28 days he was in the county jail.

• David Wayne Hubbell, 38, of Wilmington, convicted of tampering with evidence, received a suspended six-month jail term, and was placed on community controls for a three-year period. He must pay $300 restitution to a victim. He received time credit for two days in jail.

• Steven E. Broughton, 26, of Wilmington, convicted of aggravated possession of drugs, received a suspended six-month jail term, and was put on community controls for a two-year period. He was granted two days credit for time spent in jail.

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By Gary Huffenberger