Ashley Ragusa is a 32-year-old Ohio woman who has been ordered to prison for nine years after she was found to have forced two young girls to perform oral sex on her between January of 2012 and December of 2013.

She was charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition for the incidents and entered an “Alford plea,” which essentially means she claims no guilt, but that she believes she can’t beat the state’s case.

Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge Myron Duhart told Ragusa, “There were acts that were perpetrated on these children that in my mind are unconscionable. Those actions and those conditions on those children are horrific. I don’t think there is a sentence I could give you that would right those wrongs. I’m not sure it’s in my power to dispense any justice commensurate with what those children suffered.”

Ashley had no prior criminal history, but ‘had shown no genuine remorse,’ according to the judge.

After release from prison, Ragusa must register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of her life.


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