(EATON, Ohio) — Two Preble County men were sentenced today for sexual assaults.
Christopher Ward was sentenced to 36 months in prison. He will be required to register as a Tier 3 sexual offender, subject to community notification.
Ward, a former Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, was found guilty of one count of sexual battery (F-3) and three counts of gross sexual imposition (F-4) on Dec. 16, 2019. The verdict encompassed events involving four separate victims, both while on duty and in his home, spanning over a decade.
Terry Owens was sentenced to eight years in prison. He will be required to register as a Tier 3 sexual offender.
Owens pleaded guilty to one count of rape (F-1) on March 3, 2020. In September 2018, Owens sexually violated an acquaintance after a social gathering at the victim’s home.
The cases were prosecuted by Yost’s Special Prosecutions Section.