Liles sentenced to 16 years in prison

By Alexandra Newman -



SIDNEY — Andrew P. Liles, 21, of Dayton, appeared in Shelby County Common Pleas Court Tuesday for sentencing.

He was sentenced to serve a mandatory eight years in prison on each count, to be served concurrently, pay a $1,000 fine, complete five years of community control after release from prison, and register as a tier III sexual offender.

Liles was originally charged with two counts of corrupting another with drugs, one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, six counts of rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition.

According to court records, in early November 2015 he pleaded guilty to one count of rape, a felony of the first-degree. He also entered a guilty plea to one count of sexual battery (under 13), a felony of the second degree, amended from one count of rape, a felony of the first-degree.

All other charges were dismissed.

Judge James Stevenson took the joint recommendation of the state and defense attorney and gave Liles eight years in prison on each count he had plead guilty to.

Stevenson noted the extremely aggravated nature of the offenses, the fact drugs and alcohol were involved, and the age of the victims.

Liles was indicted on the charges on June 11, 2015. The events leading to the indictment happened between July and August of 2014.

According to court records, the two counts of corrupting another with drugs, a fourth degree felony, involved him giving marijuana to a 14-year-old and an 11-year-old. The one count of unlawful sexual conduct, a fourth degree felony, involved someone between the ages of 13 and 16-years-old.

One of the counts of rape, the one he plead guilty to, involved a 14-year-old. The other five counts of rape, one he plead guilty to on an amended charge, first degree felonies, and two counts of gross sexual imposition, third degree felonies, involved a child less than 13-years-old.

Shelby County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Sell said in court Tuesday the incidents involved a sister and a half sister of Liles and that he supplied them with drugs and alcohol to help in the acts.

Liles’ Attorney Nicholas Gounaris said Liles feels remorseful and will continue to apologize for the rest of his life.

Stevenson told Liles in court that he should be thankful his attorney could help him plea down all the original charges that were against him. He said the only thing really in Liles’ favor was the fact he had no priors.

Liles graduated from West Carrollton High School in 2013.

In August 2015 Liles’ father, John Liles, 43, of West Carrollton, was arrested on a warrant from The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office and charged with intimidating a witness.

The Sheriff’s Office became involved when Tammy Liles, mother of Andrew Liles, came to the office to report a threat made over the telephone on Aug. 16. John Liles is accused of leaving a voice message on Tammy Liles’s phone threatening her. John Liles reportedly told Tammy Liles to recant her story about their son, Andrew Liles.

After the warrant for John Liles’s arrest was received, the Sheriff’s Office notified other agencies about the warrant. The Vandalia Police Department arrested John Liles at the Flying J truck stop in Vandalia.

Prior to his arrest, John Liles refused to come out of a semitractor trailer at the truck stop. A four-hour standoff with SWAT began. Officers were able to talk John Liles out of the truck and he was taken into custody. He was also charged with obstructing justice in Montgomery County. John Liles is still going through the court system on his charges.


By Alexandra Newman

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