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By Will E Sanders


TROY — A 20-year evasion from the law finally caught up with an Oklahoma man charged with raping a child in 1994 in Miami County.

Roger F. Rogers, 41, was located and extradited back to Miami County earlier this year from Oklahoma City and on Monday in a common pleas courtroom the man entered a plea of no contest to one charge of rape, a first-degree felony.

Judge Robert Lindeman ordered a presentence investigation into Rogers, who remains behind bars at the Miami County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

The judge set a June 9 sentencing hearing in the case.

Rogers faces between three to 10 years in prison and, since his crime was committed in 1994, he will be sentenced under criminal guidelines that were in place at that time — meaning he will serve every day of his sentence and will not be applicable for early or judicial release.

In addition to a possible fine of up to $10,000, Rogers will also serve a mandatory, five-year term of post release control following his release from prison.

Rogers was detained in Oklahoma earlier this year on a 1994 warrant for child rape and he was later brought back to Miami County via extradition to answer to the serious sex offense.

His indictment and police reports show Rogers raped an 11-year-old girl .

The Miami County Prosecutor’s and Sheriff’s offices worked in tandem in the case and were aided by computer software that helped pinpoint Rogers’ whereabouts.

The victim of the rape was also tracked down by authorities despite the passage of time and was present in the courtroom Monday for Rogers’ change of plea hearing.

Will E Sanders may be reached at 773-2721 or on Twitter @TheDailyCall.

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