Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Raping Toddler

An Ohio man pleaded guilty this week to raping a toddler and possessing thousand of images of children being sexually abused.

James McCormick, 52, was charged with two counts of rape and two counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.

Ohio officials said that FBI agents investigating the case found videos of McCormick removing the girl’s diaper and orally and digitally raping her, WTRF reported.

A search warrant uncovered a hard drive with more than 2,000 images and videos of child sexual abuse material. Officials said McCormick admitted the image belonged to him but initially denied sexually assaulting children.

A pre-sentence investigation will be conducted before Judge Kelly Cottrill pronounces sentence, which could be up to life in prison.

“The guilty plea entered today does not undo what has happened to the victim, but it gives our office the ability to argue for this defendant to never walk free again,” Prosecutor Ron Welch said.

McCormick is being held without bond.

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[Featured image: James McCormick/Muskingum County Jail]