Published: Friday, November 03, 2017 @ 7:29 PM
By: Nancy Bowman - Contributing Writer
TROY — A Troy man pleaded guilty Friday to child rape and other sex charges involving a 9-year-old girl.
Charles C. Cox, 43, now faces 10 years to life in prison.
He cried throughout a hearing before Miami County Common Pleas Judge Jeannine Pratt when he pleaded to rape, pandering sexually oriented material and three counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity oriented material or performance. As part of the plea deal, six other charges were dismissed.
Cox admitted he took sexually explicit photos and made a video of the child on his phone.
A presentence investigation was ordered and sentencing scheduled for Dec. 12. He has been held in the Miami County Jail since his July 13 arrest.
Pratt said Cox would be classified at sentencing as a Tier III sexual offender. The designation requires lifetime registration with the sheriff's office in the county he lives after release from prison.