APNewsBreak: Ohio man hopes boys avoid testifying

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TROY, Ohio (AP) — An adoptive father charged with raping three boys in his care admits wrongdoing, and says he hopes to help them avoid having to testify in court.

The 40-year-old western Ohio man also tells The Associated Press he wants to testify against two other men charged with raping one of the boys. The adoptive father last month pleaded guilty to six rape counts against him in his home area of Miami County, with 25 counts dropped in a plea agreement. He still faces a potential trial in Montgomery County, in Dayton, on three counts of rape of a child under 13 and four related charges.

He says in a jail interview that he is sorry for hurting the children. The AP isn't naming him to protect the identities of the children.

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