Sidney man sentenced on sexual battery charges


By Kyle Shaner - kshaner@sidneydailynews.com



SIDNEY – A Sidney man who pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery was sentenced to at least 14 years in prison in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Judge James F. Stevenson sentenced Noah F. Rayborn, 27, of Sidney, to seven years in prison on the first sexual battery charge, a second degree felony. He sentenced Rayborn to seven to 10.5 years in prison on the second sexual battery charge, also a second degree felony.

Rayborn will serve the sentences consecutively, meaning one after the other. He was granted credit for 176 days served in jail.

Rayborn previously was charged with three counts of rape, each a first degree felony, and gross sexual imposition, a third degree felony. As part of a plea deal, the first two rape charges were amended to sexual battery while the third rape charge and the gross sexual imposition charge both were dismissed.

The Sidney man was accused of engaging in sexual relations with a girl younger than 13 between March 2020 and Oct. 6, 2020.

After his release from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Rayborn will be required to serve five years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs.

As a Tier III sex offender, Rayborn will be required to register his address every 90 days for the rest of his life.

In other actions:

• Danial Bancroft, 54, was sentenced to 17 months in prison on an amended charge of attempted tampering with evidence, a fourth degree felony.

Bancroft previously was charged with tampering with evidence, a third degree felony, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. Also as part of a plea deal, charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth degree felonies, were dismissed.

After his release from prison, Bancroft will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs.

• Matthew L. Dufner, 32, of Springfield, was sentenced to 17 months in prison on an amended charge of attempted tampering with evidence, a fourth degree felony. He was granted credit for 10 days served in jail.

Dufner previously was charged with tampering with evidence, a third degree felony, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. Also as part of a plea deal, two charges of possession of drugs and one charge of possessing criminal tools, each a fifth degree felony, were dismissed.

After his release from prison, Dufner will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs.

• Mary E. Widmark, 31, of Fort Recovery, was sentenced to 17 months in prison on a charge of theft and an amended charge of attempted failure to appear, both fifth degree felonies.

Widmark previously was charged with failure to appear, a fourth degree felony, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge. The failure to appear charge stemmed from her failure to report to a status conference in the theft case on Dec. 21, 2020.

Widmark was sentenced to 11 months in prison on the theft charge and six months in prison on the attempted failure to appear charge. She will serve the sentences consecutively, meaning one after the other.

After her release from prison, Widmark will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. She also was ordered to pay court costs.

She was granted credit for 86 days served in jail in the theft case and granted credit for four days served in jail in the attempted failure to appear case.

• Donnie Lynn McCoy, 38, was sentenced to 11 months in prison on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. As part of a plea deal, a charge of possessing criminal tools, a fifth degree felony, was dismissed.

After his release from prison, McCoy will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs and $105 in lab fees to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

McCoy was granted credit for 96 days served in jail.

• Josh R. Roe, 34, was sentenced to 11 months in prison on a charge of possession of drugs, a fifth degree felony. As part of a plea deal, charges of possession of drugs, aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, each a third degree felony, were dismissed.

After his release from prison, Roe will be required to serve up to three years of post release control. He also was ordered to pay court costs.

• Jacob L. Auville, 24, of Sidney, was sentenced to 180 days in the Shelby County Jail on amended charge of petty theft, a first degree misdemeanor. He previously was charged with theft, a fifth degree felony, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge.

Auville also was ordered to pay $1,125 in restitution to Walmart and to pay court costs.

If restitution and all costs are paid, Biddle will be eligible for early release after 90 days. He was granted credit for 14 days served in jail.

By Kyle Shaner

kshaner@sidneydailynews.com

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.

Reach the writer at kshaner@sidneydailynews.com or 937-538-4824.