(10-15-20) Two cases were heard this week on sexual felony charges against two different individuals…from sexual battery to rape.
Wesley Kempton (34) of Celina has been sentenced to 60 years in prison on 12 felony sex charges including pandering obscenity involving a minor and sexual battery. Kempton received his sentence this week in Mercer County Common Pleas Court after he pleaded guilty to the charges as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Part of the plea deal included dropping rape charges. Kempton was accused of engaging in sexual conduct with an underaged victim over a long period of time.
Kempton was labeled a Tier III Sex Offender and will have to register with law enforcement for life.
Kevin Mir (52) pleaded not guilty this week in Mercer County Common Pleas Court to rape and sexual battery charges stemming from an alleged incident in the summer of 2013 in Mercer County.
Mir was recently indicted by a Grand Jury on charges of rape and sexual battery. The charges alleged the victim’s ability to consent was impaired at the time.
Mir is being held in the Mercer County Detention Facility on a $500,000 bond. Mir is due back in court for a pre-trial hearing on October 28th.