March 26, 2014

Chatsworth man sentenced to 15 years in prison for child molestation

From Staff Reports

— A Chatsworth man was sentenced today to 15 years in prison and five years on probation for child molestation involving a 12-year-old girl, the district attorney said.

Daniel Gene Rymer, 40, was found guilty by a jury in February. The sentencing followed a pre-sentence investigation by State Probation at the request of Superior Court Judge David Blevins.

"When Rymer is released from prison, as a condition of the probated portion of his sentence, he will be prohibited from having contact with the victim, will be required to comply with other sex offender conditions as are typically ordered in child molestation cases, and will be required to register as a sex offender," District Attorney Bert Poston said in a press release.

Rymer's attorney, Mike Corbin, previously said an aggravated sexual battery charge against Rymer was dismissed.

“I just felt there was enough evidence to support the acquittal, but the jury has spoken and I respect their decision,” Corbin said.

The case was investigated by Detective Brett Morrison of the Murray County Sheriff’s Office, who testified at the trial.  Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Kenemer prosecuted the case.