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Tallmadge man found guilty in rape case

Patrick Renaud, 49, to be sentenced Oct. 26

From Staff Reports Published: October 12, 2016 12:00 AM

Akron -- A Summit County jury has found Patrick Renaud, 49, of Tallmadge, guilty of raping a 12-year-old girl, according to the Summit County Prosecutor's office.

Jurors found Renaud guilty Oct. 5 of two counts of rape, felonies of the first degree; two counts of sexual battery, felonies of the third degree; and five counts of gross sexual imposition, felonies of the third degree.

According to the prosecutor's office, from March 2013 to early December 2013 Renaud molested the 12-year-old victim. The Twinsburg Police Department opened the investigation when the victim's mother came forward after receiving text messages from her daughter.

Summit County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christine Croce is scheduled to sentence Renaud at 9 a.m. Oct. 26. Renaud faces life in prison.

During the trial, Avery II, the Summit County Prosecutor's Office facility dog, sat with the victim in between court appearances.

-- Compiled by Editor Andrew Schunk

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