The Associated Press
NEWARK, Ohio - A former volunteer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been convicted of 89 sex charges involving 11 boys.
Scott Wagner, 35, faces more than 536 years in prison if he receives consecutive sentences on the convictions reached Thursday by a Licking County jury.
Wagner, of nearby McKean Township, was accused of abusing the boys between June 1996 and July 2002, when they were younger than 13.
Assistant County Prosecutor Jody Richter said each of the 11 boys pointed out Wagner in the courtroom as the man who abused them.
Many of them met Wagner through friends or their families, some of whom rented property from Wagner.
Prosecutors said Wagner used a four-wheel-drive vehicle, video games, trips and gifts to entice his victims.
Defense attorney Blaise Baker said he could not prove his client's innocence, but he rejected the argument that Wagner lured them to his home and a nearby cabin.
"Why did they continue going? They were having a good time," Baker said.
Wagner was found guilty of charges including 36 counts of gross sexual imposition, 27 counts of rape and 14 counts of pandering obscene material.
Licking County Common Pleas Judge Thomas Marcelain planned to hold a sexual-offender status hearing and sentence Wagner on Aug. 14.
City offer $18M shy of Convergys' liking
Text of Convergys letter
Ohioan top choice to lead UC
Court gives under-bridge squatters temporary delay
Get out there and enjoy the weather
IN THE TRISTATE
Artist's creativity bursts forth
Voting machines to be replaced
Picture of the day: Salute to a Soldier
Tristate A.M. Report
Faith matters: Students turn beliefs into service
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Who wears short shorts? Not Fairfield students
Fairfield group to get data on flood control
Mother's wish fulfilled: Both sons come home
Butler meth lab dismantled
Funds sought for new school
Pair charged in bank holdup
Art auction helps cancer patients
Rev. Craig Edwards was pastor of year
Ohio, Calif. suing AOL Time Warner
Ex-mentor convicted in sex case
Lawmakers OK compromise on student-tally proposal
Teen charged in fireworks injury
Freed prisoner was wrongly convicted
Home-care nurses strike over hours, paperwork
Marathon sued over pipeline dispute
Hotel industry fights bed-tax increase
Flight festival has ups, downs
Cafes hope music drums up business
Ky. funding decision for farmers market delayed
Mexican consul wants ID accepted
Inmates plead guilty to assault
Ky. to put tobacco settlement into farms
Flood leaves girl awash in faith
Movie excites 'horse country'
Backstreet Boy aims to sell advice
Latter-day pioneers trek through state