With ties to the Washington D.C. pedophile ring, former Democrat Ohio Mayor Richard Keenan, has pleaded guilty in court to multiple counts of child sex crimes, including raping a child as young 4 years old.
According to court records, when Keenan was arrested he claimed the 4-year-old girl “initiated it”, telling police, “she came on to me”.
WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Former Hubbard Mayor Richard Keenan, who now admits to raping a young child, is facing life behind bars.
He was visibly shaken Friday as he changed his plea to guilty on 20 counts of sex crimes, including eight counts of rape. Keenan agreed to a life sentence with the eligibility of parole after ten years. By taking the plea deal, the Assistant Prosecutor Gabe Wildman stated it would keep the young girl, now age 7, from having to testify.
“I think what we’ve seen today is that they’re tough, right? They’re tough on everyone. They’re tough on the defendant’s family, they’re tough on the victim’s family, and obviously, our concern lies with the victim’s family.”
In an emotionally charged speech, Congressman Trey Gowdy told a room full of prosecutors that he vowed to take down the Elite pedophile ring that is infesting Washington D.C. and the rest of the nation, adding that if anyone stands in the way of the child sex cases, then he wants a list of those people’s names so he can force them to publically explain themselves for their actions.
Keenan remains free on bond until his sentencing. He will undergo a pre-sentencing investigation, which could take a few weeks.