Gallia County Prosecuting Attorney, Jason D. Holdren, announces that Matthew Case, age 43, of Rio Grande, Ohio, was sentenced today by Common Pleas Judge Margaret Evans to ten life sentences, consecutive to one another, and an additional 30 years for essentially 180 years to life in prison. Case was sentenced today following his prior convictions of ten counts of Rape and six counts of Gross Sexual Imposition of minors under the age of ten.
“To the victims’ families: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. This chapter might be closed, but I know you still have a long road of recovery ahead. I hope this conviction and sentence will allow you to have some closure knowing that he will never harm your children or anyone else’s children ever again,” stated Holdren.
I would like to thank the following agencies and individuals for their long hours, hard work, and dedication to bring justice to our county: Special Agent Larry McCoy and numerous other B.C.I. agents; Sheriff Matt Champlin, Detective Brady Curry, and the entire Gallia County Sheriff’s Office; Rio Grande Police Department; Gallia County Children Services; my office staff and Victim Assistance Program, and the various counseling agencies who provided immediate support.
Anyone who believes their child may have had inappropriate contact with Matthew Case is urged to call the Gallia County Prosecutor’s Office at 740-446-0018; the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation at 855-BCI-OHIO (884-6446); or the Gallia County Sheriff’s Office at 740-446-1221.