The Summit County Prosecutor put another child rapist behind bars.
Bearl Penix, 67, of Griffith Road in Akron has plead guilty to two counts of rape, attempted rape and attempted gross sexual imposition.
He abused four girls over the past 15 years and knew all the victims through family members.
The fourth girl came forward after 15 years, and a fifth during the investigation. Her case was not prosecuted because it was beyond the statute of limitations.
Bearl Penix was sentenced to life in prison, he'll be eligible for parole when he turns 77.