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PORT CLINTON, OH (Toledo News Now) -
child rapist learned his fate Wednesday in Ottawa County. Frederick Harder was
sentenced to 40 years in prison.
was charged with 37 counts of rape involving a minor. Police say this has been
a tough case for them to deal with, but they're glad justice has finally been
case was nightmarish," said Det. Sgt. Corbin Carpenter of the Port Clinton
Police. "I would not wish anybody to have to investigate a case like this."
Carpenter says it was a relief for both police and the victim, now a young
woman, to see Harder sentenced.
was happy to be involved and assist the victim in holding him accountable for
what he did," Carpenter said. "I just wish the penalty could have been a little
was glad the judge disregarded the state recommendation of 30 years in prison
and went for the maximum 40 years, but Carpenter feels life in prison would
have been fair.
was arrested in November of 2012 after a woman found disturbing images of child
pornography in a box of books purchased at an auction in Port Clinton.
Officials were able to trace the photos to Harder.
say a picture paints a thousand words, and I think that was pivotal in getting
the plea agreement without having to go to trial and without having to put the
victim up on the stand," Carpenter said.
pleaded guilty to four of the original charges. He will be eligible for parole
in 20 years.