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Ryan Seevers awaits conviction while defense attorney Shawna Landaker appeared in court via video on Monday. (Photo by Michele Newbanks)

Less than two weeks after his wife was sentenced to nine months in prison, a Marietta man was sentenced Monday to nine months in prison for sex crimes against a minor.

Ryan William Seevers, 24, of 129 Shook Road, was charged with rape, a first degree crime, in November 2020. Complicity in the commission of a criminal offense, including a crime of the first degree; and gross sexual imposition, a third degree crime.

His wife, Lyrisha Marie Seevers, 23, 276 Ridgewood Drive, Apt. G, Marietta, was charged on the same charges. The couple pleaded guilty to an increased number of attempted gross sexual impositions, a fourth-degree crime.

You were initially charged with rape of a child who was 6 years old at the time of the offenses between April 1 and November 26, 2019.

“This was a rape involving a female child under the age of 13.” Washington County Attorney Nicole Coil said at the time of her indictment in November. “It was about both of them at the same time.”

According to court records, Seevers could have been in prison for a maximum of 18 months. He pleaded guilty to the revised count three, with counts one and two rejected.

There was no testimony from Coil, Washington County Children’s Service representatives, defense attorney Shawna Landaker, or Seevers during Monday morning’s sentencing.

Mark Kerenyi, a Washington County Common Pleas judge, said Seevers is not open to sanctions against community control and there is no credit for the time he has been in custody.

Seevers received a mandatory five-year post-release inspection and is listed as a Level II sex offender.

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