January 6, 2021
Nancy Bowman
Daytona Daily News

TROY — A Piqua man who claimed he was mentoring young boys but was convicted of a sex offense was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison by a Miami County judge who said the public needed to be protected from his behavior.
William T. Voris, 66, was sentenced in Common Pleas Court on a charge of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He pleaded guilty in a plea deal in which two rape charges and one of corrupting another with drugs were dismissed.
Judge Stacy Wall said Voris opened his home to teen boys allowing them to play video games and smoke marijuana. The boy in the case in which Voris was convicted was 12 when he first met him and was involved in sexual conduct with him for two years before the boy disclosed the situation to a probation officer after the boy tested positive for methamphetamines.
Voris, who had been in jail 490 days before sentencing, said he had plenty of time to reflect. “I realized I really shouldn’t be around youth ... I feel I probably am not a good influence and not strong enough to deal with their problems,” he told Wall.
Wall said Voris had no prior criminal record but blamed the victim, showed no remorse for his behavior and was likely to reoffend. He was given credit for time served in jail and designated a Tier II sex offender requiring him to register his address with the sheriff for 25 years after prison release.
“You are a risk to the public ... The public needs to be protected from your behavior,” Wall said.

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