AKRON, Ohio — A Summit County jury found Richard Schultz, 55, of Cuyahoga Falls, guilty on 12 charges including rape, gross sexual imposition and sexual battery.
The charges against Schultz involved two young girls he knew. The first report against Schultz took place in July of 2018 when the young girls reported that he had molested them several times.
The following are the charges Schultz was found guilty of on Wednesday:
- 6 Counts of Rape – Felonies of the 1st Degree
- 5 Counts of Gross Sexual Imposition – Felonies of the 3rd Degree
- One Count of Sexual Battery – a Felony of the 3rd Degree
Schultz is currently scheduled to be sentenced by Summit County Common Pleas Court Judge Alison McCarty on Tuesday, July 19 at 9 a.m.
The two victims were aided by a canine companion named Avery during the course of the trial. Avery sat with the victims while they provided testimony to the court that ultimately led to the guilty verdict.
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