Muskingum County Prosecutor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 10, 2023
Repeat sexual offender sentenced for raping minor
A 50-year-old repeat sexual offender from Zanesville received an additional prison sentence Wednesday after pleading guilty in a rape case involving a minor.
Wayne Flickinger was sentenced to 11 years in prison, the maximum possible sentence, on one first-degree felony count of rape.
Last year, the victim disclosed that Flickinger first raped her at the age of 15 while camping in another county and then again when she was 16 in Muskingum County.
Both times, the victim was asleep and woke to Flickinger assaulting her.
Flickinger is currently serving a 10-year prison sentence after he was convicted on four counts of gross sexual imposition involving a separate victim.
At that time, Flickinger was ordered to register as a Tier III sex offender for life.
Both prison sentences must be served consecutively for a total of 21 years.
“Our office continues aggressively prosecuting challenging sexual assault cases and holding child predators accountable. It is our mission to protect our most vulnerable victims by pursuing justice for them,” Prosecutor Ron Welch said. “The bravery of sexual assault survivors and tireless work of law enforcement deserves recognition.”
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