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Creekside man sentenced

by The Indiana Gazette on April 15, 2014 11:00 AM

A Creekside man was sentenced Friday to a term in a state prison for sex offenses involving a 9-year-old girl.

Rickey Grubbs, 48, of Indiana Street, was ordered to serve two to seven years in a state correctional institution with credit for 382 days served since his arrest, and was assessed fines, restitution and court costs totaling $1,904.20 for his plea of no contest to a second-degree felony count of statutory sexual assault.

Under terms of Megan’s Law, Grubbs was required to register with the state police upon his release from prison and annually for 25 years.

State police initially charged Grubbs in March 2013 with two counts each of rape and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count each of statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors — all felonies — and a misdemeanor count of indecent assault. The district attorney’s office added five more charges, all first-degree felonies.

According to investigators, Grubbs showed pornographic movies to a 9-year-old girl, then initiated sex with her at least three times between June 1, 2012, and Feb. 9, 2013. Grubbs first denied the accusations, saying the child’s mother made up the allegations to retaliate against him, according to court records.

In a plea agreement with prosecutors, the remaining 11 charges were dropped.

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