(7-29-21) After an agreement with prosecutors Gavin Lasure (19) of Celina was sentenced in Mercer County Common Pleas Court. to 8 to 10 years in prison and labeled a Tier III Sex Offender for 2 felony counts of sexual battery. After his release from prison, Lasure will have to register his address with law enforcement for the rest of his life.

Lasure, who was arrested in February, pleaded no contest to the charges, other charges including rape and gross sexual imposition were dropped as part of his plea agreement with the county prosecutor. Lasure was accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a female under the age of 13.