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November 3, 2008

Child rape nets defendant 8 years at 100 percent

A Cumberland County man facing 15 to 25 years in prison on each count of a three-count indictment charging rape of a child pleaded guilty in Criminal Court recently.

Clifford Ray Campbell, 60, was indicted earlier in the year on the charges. He pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated sexual battery and received an eight year sentence to be served at 100 percent.

In order to protect the identity of the victim in this case, no other information will be published.

Criminal Court Judge David Patterson presided over the plea hearing.

In other cases in Criminal Court, the following took place.

Guilty pleas

•Robert Eugene Presley, 54, charged with sale of less than one-half gram of cocaine in an information, pleaded guilty to the charge and received Judicial Diversion. He is to serve three years on probation and to pay court costs.

•Gregory Aaron Reppert, 22, charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and tampering with evidence, pleaded guilty to simple possession and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail concurrent with a sentence he is presently serving.

•Ronnie Edward Savage, 29, charged with possession of more than .5 grams of a schedule II drug for resale by information, pleaded guilty to possession of less than .5 gram of a schedule II drug and received a five-year prison sentence to be served concurrently with a sentence he is presently serving, and was fined $2,000 and court costs.

•Tonya Rena Cook, 34, charged with two counts of worthless check more than $1,000, two counts of theft of property more than $500, theft more than $1,000 and conspiracy to commit theft more than $1,000, pleaded guilty to theft more than $1,000 and received a three-year suspended sentence to be served on probation, and to make $1,200 restitution to Wholesale Direct Furniture. Pleaded guilty to solicitation of theft more than $1,000 and received an 11-month and 29-day suspended sentence, to pay $1,500 restitution and court costs. Remaining charges were dropped.

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