MIAMI COUNTY — On Tuesday, a Piqua man entered a plea of guilty to four felony charges in connection with the rape of a Tipp City woman with Down syndrome in June 2014.
Patrick Anthony, 57, of Piqua, entered a guilty plea to one count of first-degree felony complicity rape, one count of first-degree felony kidnapping and two counts of third-degree felony complicity to intimate witnesses charges in Miami County Common Pleas Court.
Anthony entered the change of plea as part of a joint plea agreement with prosecution.
The plea agreement mandates Anthony serves at least six years in prison on all charges. Anthony would not be eligible for early or judicial release. He also must register as a Tier III sex offender for life upon release.
“I met with the victim’s parents and had some lengthy discussions with them — they are on board with this,” said Miami County Prosecutor Tony Kendell.
Anthony could face up to a maximum of 11 years and a $20,000 fine for each first-degree felony charge. Anthony also could serve a maximum of three years for each intimidation charge for a total of 28 years in prison.
Judge Christopher Gee ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set Anthony’s sentencing date for Dec. 7.
The female victim, now 32, of Tipp City, has Down syndrome and was found mentally incompetent to stand trial.
According to the report, the victim was picked up at her home by friends the evening of June 27, 2014, and returned home the following morning, which was unusual, according to the victim’s mother.
The following day, the victim’s mother answered the victim’s phone and co-defendant Harry S. Reedy 59, of Piqua, identified himself and informed her that the victim had been with him overnight and that they had had sex. The victim then told her mother that Reedy raped her at a Troy residence. The victim also stated two men, including Reedy, had raped her while two others, Trishica Leighly, 37, and Anthony had held her down while handcuffed to a bed.
Reedy plead guilty to first-degree felony rape and a charge of gross sexual imposition. Reedy’s sentencing is scheduled to take place on Oct. 28.
Leighly entered a plea of no contest to four counts of third-degree felony intimidation of witnesses on Oct. 22. Leighly’s sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 2.
All three remain incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.
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