Registered Warren sex offender indicted

WARREN — A convicted sex offender who already served a nearly 10-year sentence for child rape was indicted Thursday on 21 new charges related to the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl.

Jamey L. Sprankle, 46, of Warren, was indicted in a special grand jury report on three counts of rape and six counts each of gross sexual imposition, pandering obscenity involving a minor and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material. He is being held at the Trumbull County Jail without bond, court records show.

The case was investigated by the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office after the girl reported to a Children Services case worker in February that Sprankle forced her to perform a sex act and touched her inappropriately, according to a police report.

Sprankle was convicted in 2005 on three counts of rape in connection to the sexual assault of a 13-year-old relative, reports state. He spent nine years in prison and was ordered to register as a sex offender until 2022, court records show.