A Hillsboro man was sentenced to prison in Highland County Common Pleas Court after pleading guilty to four counts of sexual battery.

Frank West, 45, of Hillsboro was indicted in June and charged with the four third-degree felonies, for alleged “continuing” offenses spanning several years. According to the indictment, the first count was for the period of Sept. 14, 2012 through Sept. 13, 2013; the second count was for Sept. 14, 2013 through Sept. 13, 2014; the third count was for Sept. 14, 2013 through Sept. 13, 2014; and the fourth count was for Sept. 14, 2014 through Sept. 13, 2015. 



In a final pretrial Aug. 16, West pleaded guilty to the four charges. He was sentenced to a definite determinate term of of 24 months for each count, to run consecutively, for a total of 96 months (eight years).

West was also ordered to register as a Tier III sex offender. He was credited with 74 days of jail time.

West is currently incarcerated in the Orient Correctional Reception Center.