Former local assistant prosecutor accused of rape pleads to lesser charges

DAYTON — The former Montgomery County assistant prosecutor accused of sexual assault is pleading guilty to charges.

New Center 7′s Mike Campbell was in court this morning when John Amos pleaded guilty to sexual imposition and assault, both misdemeanor charges.

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As part of the plea agreement, two counts of rape, one count of sexual battery, and one count of gross sexual imposition will be dismissed at sentencing.

Amos, who was a week away from going to trial, was charged in July 2022 in connection to alleged actions that took place at a bar and Amos’ home in 2013, during Amos’ 22-year tenure at the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office.

The sexual imposition charge he pleaded to is described by law as having sexual contact with another when the defendant knows that the other person is substantially impaired. Prosecutors claimed the victim in this case not only agreed to this but wanted it to be handled this way.

A spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office previously told us that their office was made aware of the criminal investigation into the allegation in June 2020. In February 2021, the prosecutor’s office was notified that a police report had been completed.

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Amos resigned from his position after his indictment last July.

The judge told Amos Wednesday that he could face a maximum of 8 months in jail and $1,500 in fines for his guilty pleas. He’ll also have to register as a sexual offender once a year for the next 15 years.

Amos will learn if he’ll have to serve any jail time at a sentencing next month.

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