Man gets 25-life

A Tiffin man was sentenced to a total of 25 years to life in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to numerous sex-related charges.

Johnathon A. Smith, 20, was sentenced by Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff on four counts of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony; one count of rape, a first-degree felony; and one count of sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor.

A court spokeswoman said Smith received 18 months in prison on each of the gross sexual imposition convictions, 25 years to life on the rape conviction and jail time for the sexual imposition conviction. The sentences are to be served concurrently.

Smith was arrested in July after sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy in the backyard of a South Bon Aire Avenue residence.

He had entered a plea of not guilty to the charges, which stem from two separate cases, in January after being found competent to stand trial.