REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER INDICTED FOR SEXUAL ABUSE OF HIS GIRLFRIEND’S TEN YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER
Posted on 6/10/2020
Defendant: John Richard Bevins
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man sexually abused a 10 year old child who looked at him as her grandfather.” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against John Richard Bevins, age 58, in connection with the 2018 to 2019 sexual abuse of his girlfriend’s 10 year old granddaughter, when they all lived together in a home located on East Jenkins Avenue in Columbus. Bevins has been indicted for four counts of Gross Sexual Imposition (F-3). “The defendant allegedly had sexual contact with the child in the basement of the home at times when her grandmother was away from the house. Bevins’ current sex offender classification relates to a sex offense conviction from 2007 where he sexually abused the 15 year old daughter of a different girlfriend at that time,” O’Brien stated. Arraignment for Bevins is set for today, Wednesday, June 10th, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.