Dayton man sentenced after traveling to have intercourse with 14-year-old

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 108 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release after he traveled the interstate in order to engage in sexual conduct with a minor.

The sentence was imposed on Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

66-year-old William Sparks traveled from Ohio to Kentucky in May of 2017 for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl.

An acquaintance of the girl’s mother, Sparks first met the victim when she was younger, and he then began a sexual relationship with her.

Sparks took the minor on trips to Indiana and Kentucky, where he committed various sexual acts against her.

He molested the girl repeatedly and also provided her alcohol and promised small amounts of cash if she was a “good girl.”

U.S. Attorney Benjamin Glassman said, “The defendant’s role as a father figure to his victim makes this crime particularly heinous.”

Sparks pleaded guilty in November 2017.

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