A Jackson County man was sentenced to life in prison for raping three children, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and Jackson County Sheriff Tedd Frazier announced Friday.
Travis Beavers, 27, was a trusted, known individual who gained access to the children through his relationship to the family, according to a release from the Ohio Attorney General's Office. After sexual abuse that occurred between August 2018 and April 2019, the victims disclosed the abuse to a family member, according to Yost. Beavers was indicted on May 3, 2019.
Beavers was sentenced to life in prison with parole eligibility after 15 years. If released, he will be required to register as a Tier 3 sex offender.
“This predator stole the innocence of children – rape is a violation of the body, the mind and the soul and its trauma has a lifetime impact on survivors,” Yost said. “The young victims showed incredible strength to tell an adult and end the abuse."
The case was investigated by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Associate Assistant Attorney General Natasha Natale of Yost’s Special Prosecution section.