A former Berlin Heights man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for recent sex-related convictions involving three juveniles.
Jeffrey N. Clyde, 39, now of Huron, was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County Common Pleas Court.
In September, he was convicted of sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, corrupting another with drugs and disseminating material harmful to juveniles, compelling prostitution and attempted pandering obscenity involving minors.
Authorities said Clyde had a sexual relationship with a female relative.
"This case started years and years ago in Huron County, Erie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said. "The Norwalk Police Department investigated the original complaint. When it started, she (the victim) was 3 years old. That was when the original rape complaint came in."
Clyde's bench trial before Erie County Common Pleas Judge Tygh Tone started Aug. 26 and lasted several weeks.
Clyde was acquitted of multiple rape and gross sexual imposition charges involving the same girl.
The other two victims were a boy and a girl who were about 16 or 17.
"He asked them to participate in a pornographic film. He offered them money to do so," Oliver said.
The Berlin Heights Police Department investigated one of the rape allegations.
"We assisted the Berlin Heights Police Department. We took over the investigation at their request," Oliver said.
An Erie County grand jury indicted Clyde in late August 2011 on a 17-count indictment. Of those charges, the bench trial resulted in 10 convictions and seven acquittals.
Clyde was classified as a Tier III sex offender, which will require him to register his address for the rest of his life.
Clyde has been in the Erie County jail since the conclusion of his bench trial, since Tone revoked the man's bond. Clyde will be transferred to prison later this week.