Jury recommends 15 years for man convicted of sexual abuse, attempted rape

Jury recommends 15 years for man convicted of sexual abuse, attempted rape
Arrin Bush

CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - A Kenton County jury recommended 15 years for a man convicted of three counts of sexual abuse and one count of attempted rape.

According to the Commonwealth’s Attorney Office, the case started on Feb. 19, 2018, when officers from the Covington Police Department were notified of a sexual assault that occurred on Herman Street in Covington. The victim was a 12-year-old female who arrived at the police department with her mother to make a report.

The juvenile victim was interviewed at the Northern Kentucky Children’s Advocacy Center where she disclosed that Arrin Bush sexually assaulted her.

“The minor was at Bush’s residence to babysit Bush’s son. Bush originally told the minor’s parents he planned to leave to run errands, but when the minor arrived he never left. Bush remained at the house with the 12 year old where he ultimately sexually assaulted her,” the attorney’s office said.

She told investigators Bush apologized and asked her not to tell anyone about what happened.

He was arrested on Feb. 23, 2018.

Bush was indicted by the Kenton County Grand Jury on April 26, 2018.

During his trial, he took the stand and claimed it was the 12-year-old who sexually assaulted him after he passed out from taking medication.

The jury deliberated for around 30 minutes before finding Bush guilty on all counts.

Final sentencing is set for June 24.

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