Former West Milton police officer convicted on multiple rape charges involving child

WEST MILTON — A former West Milton police officer was convicted on three counts of rape following his trial this week and sentencing will be at a future date, court officials said.

Kevin C. Wright, 32, engaged in sexual conduct with a child between Aug. 1, 2017, and June 1, 2018; Aug. 1, 2018, to June 1, 2019; and Dec. 8, 2019.

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The child was between the ages of 10 and 12 during the alleged offenses, according to the indictment.

He was sworn in as a West Milton police officer on Oct. 9, 2018.

Wright was placed on paid administrative leave when an investigation into possible criminal conduct began Dec. 10, 2019 by the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, West Milton Police Chief Harry Busse said. His status had changed to unpaid leave after the indictment.

He previously worked at the Covington Police Department and is a Navy veteran. The West Milton department had not had any issues with Wright before the investigation was initiated, Busse said.