AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A 42-year old Akron man was convicted Friday of rape and sexual battery.
Jurors found Kevin Dasen of Newell Street guilty of 12 counts of rape and seven counts of sexual battery.
The 19-year-old victim, who was diagnosed with wide-spectrum Aspergers disorder when she was 9-years-old, reported she had been raped by Dasen repeatedly for six years, beginning when she was 13-years-old.
Dasen took the stand in his own defense and admitted to having sex with the victim over 100 times.
Also in courtroom while the verdict was read was Avery II, the Summit County Prosecutor's Office facility dog. He sat with the victim as she testified.
The Summit County Prosecutor's Office received Avery II in August of 2013 from Canine Companions for Independence. Avery is a highly trained four-year-old Labrador/Retriever mix facility dog, whose primary job is providing emotional support to adults with developmental disabilities and children who are victims of crime.
Since 2013, Avery II has been involved in over 80 cases in Summit County
Dasen is scheduled to be sentenced on March 2, 2016.
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