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BG man pleads guilty to sexual battery; rape charge dropped as part of deal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Wednesday, 09 October 2013 10:25
A Bowling Green man pleaded guilty to sexual battery and other charges in an incident that occurred in the city this spring.
Dustin Radcliff, 31, could face eight years in prison when he is sentenced on Jan. 21 in the Wood County Court of Common Pleas. He appeared Tuesday in the courtroom of Judge Robert Pollex.
Radcliff had initially been indicted on one count of rape and two counts of sexual battery, as well as one count of burglary and two counts of grand theft when the property is a firearm or dangerous ordinance. The rape count and burglary count were dropped as part of a plea deal.
According to prosecuting attorney Heather Baker - who discussed the facts that would have been presented by the prosecution had the case gone to trial - on March 17 Radcliff met his victim, a 23-year-old woman, at a bar in Bowling Green. She was "substantially" intoxicated, said Baker, and the two reportedly went back to her residence and engaged in intercourse.
Radcliff was also accused of taking two firearms - a .380 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun - from the residence. According to Bowling Green Police reports, he was found on South College Avenue "flashing the handguns" while walking down the street, and subsequently arrested.
Radcliff's attorney, William Stephenson, added that "the defendant was also exceedingly intoxicated at the time."
Bond was continued in the case.
 

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