Zanesville man faces 14 years in prison

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ZANESVILLE, Ohio – The trial for a Zanesville man charged with two counts of gross sexual imposition and one count of kidnapping against a juvenile came to a close Wednesday.

A jury deliberated for more than two hours, and found 20-year-old, Blake Stotts, guilty of the three counts.

The case involves Stotts forcing himself on the victim, who was a former dating partner. Stotts faces the maximum sentence of 14 years in prison for the offenses.

Judge, Kelly Cottrill, revoked his bond and remanded him to custody pending sentencing, which will occur at a later date.

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