Man sentenced on 22 counts of rape

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - A Butler County man was sentenced Monday on 22 counts of rape.

Benjamin Vargo, of Madison Township, will spend 15 years to life behind bars. If he is ever released from prison, he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

Vargo pled guilty to 22 counts of rape and two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Prosecutors say the offenses happened between 2000 and 2008 and involved five victims; three of them being minors.

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