Sheila Stogsdill

Special to the Grove Sun

JAY — A Delaware County man who told authorities when arrested for raping a mentally challenged teenager that he would reoffend if not locked up, was sentenced Wednesday to more that 37 years in prison, a prosecutor said.

Bobby Alan Stine, 22, pleaded no contest in September in Delaware County District Court to three counts of second-degree rape. He was sentenced to 15 years each for the first two counts and seven-and-half years on the third count.

The remaining seven-and-half-years on the third count will be supervised probation, said Nick Lelecas, assistant district attorney.

The 14-year-old girl, who has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old, was raped between Dec. 28, 2009 and Jan. 1, according to a police affidavit.

During Wednesday’s sentencing Stine asked for probation which was opposite of what he wanted when he was arrested January.

Stine told authorities when he was arrested he has a “switch that gets switched on inside of him” and that he has a “compulsion” to have sex with a child and has no preference as to whether the child is male or female, the affidavit states.

Stine said he would continue to sexually abuse children and likely grow even more violent toward his victims, the affidavit states. He also confessed to molesting “multiple” children in his past and said that if he is turned loose, he will reoffend, the affidavit states.

Lelecas said he didn’t have any other complaints against Stine in Delaware County. The victim’s family was satisfied with the sentence, he said.