Former OSP trooper will serve prison time for sex crimes

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EATON, Ohio (WDTN) – A former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper was sentenced Wednesday to 36 months in prison after he was convicted of multiple sex crimes.

He will also be registered as a Tier III sex offender. However, because of concerns over the spread of coronavirus in Ohio’s prison systems, Ward will not immediately be sent to prison.

In December of 2019, a judge found Chris Ward guilty of three counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of sexual battery.

READ MORE: Victim in Ward sex assault case hopes ruling finally brings her closure

Six women came forward, including a minor, accusing Ward of inappropriate contact both on and off-duty.

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