Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters commented on the sentencing for convicted rapists Herman See and Angela Stites.
See and Stites were convicted for raping their 3 minor female children after a week -long jury trial in front of Judge Patrick Dinkelacker. See was convicted of 22 counts of Rape, 5 counts of Sexual Battery and 2 counts of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor and one count of Gross Sexual Imposition. Stites was convicted of 4 counts of Rape, 4 counts of Complicity to Rape, 1 count of Gross Sexual Imposition and 2 counts of Child Endangering.
Today, Judge Dinkelacker sentenced See to 221 years in prison and four life sentences. Stites was sentenced to 86 years in prison. They are both required to register as Tier III (the highest level) sex offenders.
Assistant Prosecutors Christina Dattilo and Mike Peck, who tried the case, commented, “Like any child, these three women were entitled to a safe and nurturing upbringing. Instead they were raised in a persistent environment of sexual abuse. Unfortunately, they will live with that for the rest of their lives. We hope that it will provide some comfort that See and Stites will spend the rest of their lives in prison. These women were victims for their entire childhoods, but today they are strong women and survivors.”
Prosecutor Deters commented, “I want to thank my assistants who tried this case, Christina Dattilo and Mike Peck. They worked incredibly hard to convict See and Stites and make sure that these sexual predators never see the light of day.
Our hope is that today’s sentencing will provide the victims of this horrific abuse with some comfort and strength to move forward with their recovery.”