Cuyahoga County

Cleveland man gets prison for sex with 12-year-old he met online


Cleveland -- A Cleveland man will spend seven years in prison for having sex with an 12-year-old girl he met on a dating website.

Cuyahoga Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Corrigan sentenced William Rance, 31, on Monday after Rance pleaded guilty to charges of statutory rape and sexual imposition. He is required to register as a tier III sex offender for the rest of his life.

Rance met the girl on a dating website Tango when she was 11. The two used the messaging service KIK to have chats about sex and to exchange pictures. The girl told him she was 16 and that she'd never seen a naked man before.

He met with the girl numerous times. He would pick her up in the middle of the night and return her before her parents woke up the next morning.

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