Second of three men charged in Oxford rape admits guilt

The second of three men charged in a February 2017 sexual assault in Oxford has admitted guilt.

Elijah Lee Mincy, 22, of Oxford, was charged with 23 felony crimes, including three counts of rape, complicity to rape, sexual battery and kidnapping.

His trial was scheduled to begin Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court, but he has taken a plea deal.

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Mincy pleaded guilty to kidnapping and rape, both first-degree felonies, on Friday before Judge Michael Oster.

Mincy’s sentencing is scheduled for May 21.

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Earlier this month, co-defendant Roger Richard Michael Simpson, 24, of Cincinnati, was found guilty of 23 felony crimes, including 10 counts of rape, sexual battery, complicity to rape and kidnapping after a four-day trial.

Simpson was also offered a plea deal, but declined it, according to court records.

The third defendant, Rodney Adrian Louis Gibson II, 22, of Cincinnati, is scheduled to go to trial April 24. He is charged with 26 crimes, including two counts of rape, sexual battery, kidnapping and complicity to rape.

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The crimes involved a woman, 19 at the time, who was visiting Oxford on Feb. 11 and 12, 2017. The assault occurred in an off-campus apartment complex on Southpointe Parkway, according to Oxford police.

The victim was intoxicated at a party at the apartment and went with one of the men to another apartment where the assault occurred, police said.

Prosecutors say all three men assaulted the woman for about 90 minutes at the residence before the woman rejoined her friends and told them she had been raped.

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