80-year-old man sentenced to prison for sexually violating girl

SANDUSKY Seated in a wheelchair, wearing a blue blazer and gray slacks, 80-year-old Richard McCallis
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

SANDUSKY

Seated in a wheelchair, wearing a blue blazer and gray slacks, 80-year-old Richard McCallister hardly resembled the man prosecutors said sexually violated a young girl at his Huron home in 2004.

In failing health and suffering from dementia, McCallister was sentenced Monday to 14 months in prison. Erie County Common Pleas Court Judge Roger Binette also ordered McCallister to pay restitution of $5,000 to the girl, whom he hired to do odd jobs.

"He took her innocence," the girl's mother said.