Two sentenced in Van Wert court on sex-related charges

VAN WERT — Two men were sentenced last week in Van Wert County Common Pleas Court on sex-related charges.

David Leach, 27, of Delphos, was sentenced by Judge Martin Burchfield to 36 months in prison on each of three counts of gross sexual imposition. The sentences were ordered served consecutively, for a total of nine years behind bars.

Leach was classified as a Tier III sex offender and will be required to register with authorities every 90 days for life.

In an unrelated case, Joshua McGinnis, 37, of Convoy, was sentenced to four years in prison for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a second-degree felony. He was also sentenced to 24 months for failure to register as a sex offender, with that sentence to be served concurrently with the prior charge.

McGinnis was labeled a Tier II sex offender and as such must register with local authorities every 180 days for the next 25 years.

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