Two sex-related cases heard in Van Wert courtroom

VAN WERT — A Delphos man changed his plea to guilty Wednesday in Van Wert Common Pleas Court to sex-related charges. One day earlier, a jury in the same court found a Van Wert man not guilty of rape.

David Leach, 27, of Delphos, pleaded guilty to three counts of gross sexual imposition, felonies of the third degree. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and sentencing for Leach was scheduled for Dec. 12.

Antonio Freeling, 36, of Van Wert, was found not guilty by a jury Tuesday of a first-degree felony charge of rape following a two-day trial. The defendant was represented by Attorney Danny Hill of Defiance.

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