JUNE 6, 2023—Judge Kevin P. Braig of the Logan County Court of Common Pleas today sentenced Jacob Ferguson of Huntsville to 30 years to life in prison. Previously, a Logan County jury found Young guilty of ten counts of rape, felonies of the first degree. If Ferguson is ever released from prison by the Ohio Parole Board, he will be subject to five years of post-release supervision by the Ohio Adult Parole Authority.
Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Sarah Warren represented the State of Ohio at the sentencing hearing and recommended the prison sentence imposed by Judge Braig. Defense counsel John Cunningham of Dayton, Ohio represented the defendant. Ferguson addressed the Court and continued to maintain his innocence. Ferguson stated at the hearing that he intends to file an appeal.
In addition, Judge Braig sentenced Wayne Cable to three years of community control and ordered that he successfully complete the Adult Parole Authority’s Batterer’s Intervention program and repay his mother, Ruth Shaw, $10,000 in restitution. Cable showed great remorse at the hearing and stated he wanted to be a better person. The sentence was jointly recommended by Logan County Assistant Prosecutor Erin Rosen and defense counsel Colin McNamee. Ms. Shaw addressed the court and stated she supported the sentence and did not want the court to sentence Cable to prison.