MARIETTA MAN GETS LIFE IN PRISON FOR SEX CRIMES, LEGION BREAK-IN
February 29, 2020
A 25-year-old Marietta man received life in prison with a possibility of parole after 10 years after pleading guilty to multiple charges Friday afternoon in Washington County Common Pleas Court.
Devin Lindsey, of 408 Marion St., said before sentencing that he was signing an agreement pleading guilty to one count of rape, a first-degree felony; one count of tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony; one count of receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony; and one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony.
He was a registered sex offender before these recent charges.
The rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor charges stem from an arrest after two girls, one who was over the age of 13 and one who was under the age of 13, came forward to say they had been victimized by Lindsey.
The receiving stolen property charges stem from an arrest after he and others broke into the American Legion Post in Lowell, causing more than $55,000 in damages and stolen property.
“This is a guy we’re happy he’s going away for a while,” said Washington County Assistant Prosecutors Joe Derkin. “He’s going away for life. He does not need to be in the area.”
He said the legion had insurance which paid for all but $14,000 of the damages. Lindsey will be responsible for paying restitution for part of that amount.
Lindsey will be able to apply for parole after 10 years.
“No one really gets parole before 15 to 20 years,” Derkin said. “Which is good because these two girls will be well into their mid-20s and 30s before he has the possibility for parole.”
At a glance:
• Devin Lindsey, 25, of Marietta, received life in prison with a possibility of parole after 10 years on Friday
• He pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to multiple charges, including the firs-degree felony rape.
• He also pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a breaking and entering into the American Legion Post in Lowell.
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