LIMA — A Lima man who forced himself sexually on a 12-year-old girl earlier this year will spend at least the next 20 years in prison and could reside behind bars for the rest of his life.
Johnny Malloy, 60, was sentenced in Allen County Common Pleas Court on Wednesday to mandatory prison terms of 1o years to life after pleading guilty earlier this month to first-degree felony counts of rape. Judge Terri Kohlrieser ordered the sentences to be served consecutively.
Prosecutors maintain that Malloy digitally penetrated the young girl on one occasion and had sexual intercourse with her another time. Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth Sturgill said in court Wednesday that Malloy admitted to investigators that he had forced the girl to engage in the sexual acts and had instructed “not to tell anyone.”
The victim’s mother addressed the court prior to sentencing, outlining the lingering psychological effects the girl is experiencing.
“My child is afraid. She screams at times that it’s her fault she was raped,” the woman said. “I try to hold her and console her, but she doesn’t want to be touched. She’s seeing two different counselors.”
Turning her attention to Malloy, the woman added, “I want you to be punished just like she is in her own mind.”
Malloy said little during the hearing, except to apologize to the victim and her family.
“There’s nothing I can say that makes it better; it should never have happened,” he said.
Malloy was labeled a Tier III sex offender and, as such, must register every 90 days for life with the sheriff’s office in his county of residence.
He was indicted by a grand jury in March after prosecutors alleged he engaged in sexual conduct with the young female on or about Feb. 5. Following his appearance in Lima Municipal Court in February, Judge David Rodabaugh ordered the affidavit filed by police in support of Malloy’s arrest warrant to be sealed and made unavailable for public inspection.