Ft. Mitchell Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Minor
This article has been updated to reflect a correction.
A Ft. Mitchell man's guilty plea to rape and sexual abuse charges was announced Wednesday.
Ronald B. Hill, 48, was arrested in 2015 for sex crimes he committed against a minor from 2008 to 2011. A plea agreement reached by Hill and a special prosecutor in 2016 was rejected by a Kenton County judge.
Hill agreed to a plea deal with Attorney General Andy Beshear's office on Tuesday.
Hill pleaded guilty to three counts of third-degree rape and one count of first-degree sexual abuse and is scheduled to receive a 7-year sentence.
Under the terms of the plea, Hill is not eligible for probation and upon completion of his prison sentence is required to register as a sexual offender for life.
“The plea agreement does not undo the trauma inflicted on the victim, but brings closure, some justice, and the sex offender registration should protect others in the community,” Beshear said.
Beshear’s special prosecution division is responsible for assisting local prosecutors in complex or sensitive cases, as well as, handle cases in which local prosecutors recuse themselves. Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders had recused himself early in this case.
Hill is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19 in Kenton Circuit Court.
CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article said that a plea deal was reached with the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office. That office recused itself in this case. The plea deal that was ultimately rejected by a judge was reached with a special prosecutor from Hardin Co. RCN regrets the error.
Photo: Ronald Hill (via Kenton Co. Detention Center)