Lima man sentenced to 30 years in prison on multiple charges

By John Bush -

LIMA — A Lima man was sentenced to 30 years in prison Wednesday after he pleaded guilty to rape, assault and burglary charges.

Judge David Cheney of Allen County Common Pleas Court sentenced 49-year-old George Nance to 11 years in prison for aggravated burglary, six years for attempted rape, and eight years for felonious assault. The aggravated burglary charge is a first-degree felony, while the attempted rape and felonious assault charges are second-degree felonies.

Nance received an additional five years in prison for a repeat violent offender specification, which was related to the burglary and assault charges. The repeat violent offender status meant Nance was convicted of violent crimes in the past.

He is also required to register as a Tier III sex offender, which means he must register with the county sheriff every 90 days for life. In addition, he must register any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education. He will also be subject to community notification whenever and wherever he moves.

Though he was sentenced to 30 years, Nance will earn credit for time served. The last 361 days he has spent in jail will be taken off his sentence.

Nance originally pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the case went to trial. However, he decided to change his plea to guilty during the early stages of the trial.

By John Bush

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @Bush_Lima.

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