James Schenck gets 3 years for rape, gross sexual imposition


By Anthony Baker - abaker@aimmediamidwest.com



A Camden man was sentenced to three years of incarceration on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition in Preble County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

A Camden man was sentenced to three years of incarceration on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition in Preble County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, Feb. 2.


Anthony Baker | The Register-Herald

EATON — A Camden man was sentenced to three years of incarceration on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition in Preble County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Judge Stephen R. Bruns presided.

James A. Schenck Jr., 52, was indicted in June 2019; according to a sentencing memorandum filed by Preble County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Gractia Manning, Schenck touched an eight-year-old female family member inappropriately while she and a sibling were spending the night at Schenck’s home.

“The Defendant does not have a criminal history. However, his actions are reprehensible,” Manning’s sentencing memorandum further reads. “They are heinous. It would demean the seriousness of the offense to give him anything less than a prison term.”

Manning recommended a five-year prison term. Defense attorney Kyle Lennen, meanwhile, argued in his own sentencing memo that Schenck “has led a law-abiding life for his 52 years” and that he “poses no risk to the community.”

Schenck will be subject to post-release control after completing his prison sentence; as a Tier III sex offender, he will be required to register in person with the sheriff of any county in which he establishes a place of residence, education or employment.

Also in court Tuesday:

Mary Conklin, 30, of Oxford, pleaded guilty to charges of falsification. Conklin was indicted in Sept. 2020; according to court documents, Conklin “knowingly made a false statement” with the purpose to “mislead a public official in performing [their] official function.”

Additional charges of possession of drug abuse instruments, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing criminal tools and aggravated trafficking in drugs were dismissed in accordance with a plea agreement between Conklin and the Preble County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Conklin’s next court appearance is a sentencing hearing, to be held March 16.

Brandyn M. Raider, 34, of Somerset, KY, was sentenced on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, possession of drug abuse instruments, and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a sentencing memorandum filed by Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Eric Marit, Raider was stopped while driving a vehicle without a valid license. A white crystalline substance was then found within the vehicle which Raider admitted to be methamphetamine. Judge Bruns ordered Raider to pursue substance abuse treatment.

Daniel J. Armstrong, 39, of Eaton, was ordered to pursue substance abuse treatment in lieu of conviction (ILC) on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. Armstrong’s guilty plea to the charges will be held in abeyance and, provided he successfully follows through with treatment, will never be entered into the record.

Hollie Buckley, 27, of Camden, was ordered to pursue substance abuse treatment in lieu of conviction on charges of aggravated possession of drugs. Buckley’s guilty plea to the charges will be held in abeyance and, provided she successfully follows through with treatment, will never be entered into the record.

Tessa L. Brickles, 27, of Hamilton, was sentenced to three years of community control on charges of possession of a fentanyl-related compound, possession of drug abuse instruments, illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana.

A Camden man was sentenced to three years of incarceration on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition in Preble County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, Feb. 2.
https://www.registerherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/41/2021/02/web1_Courthouse.jpgA Camden man was sentenced to three years of incarceration on charges of rape and gross sexual imposition in Preble County Common Pleas Court on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Anthony Baker | The Register-Herald

By Anthony Baker

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