Wed. 3pm: Man sentenced for abusing relatives

YOUNGSTOWN – A man who pleaded guilty to abusing two female relatives was sentenced today to more than six years in prison.

Carvell Cecil, 37, of Campbell, apologized to Mahoning County Common Pleas Court Judge Lou D’Apolito after his wife and pastor asked for a lenient sentence; prosecutor Natasha Frenchko asked for 15 years.

Cecil said he was “embarassed” and “upset” about the charges but never mentioned the two female relatives he is accused of sexually abusing.

“I caused a whole lot of bad things,” Cecil said.

Cecil pleaded guilty Jan. 24 to four counts of importuning, three counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and three counts of public indecency.

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