Sex Crimes

Sentencing set for man in case of child rape suspect who died after Ohio jail assault

  • This undated photo released by the Tri-County Regional Jail shows Zachary Butler. A judge is ready to sentence Butler, in the death of a central Ohio child rape suspect who died after a jail assault. Butler pleaded guilty last month to one count of reckless homicide and one count of tampering with evidence and faces six years in prison at his Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014  sentencing. (AP Photo/Tri-County Regional Jail)

    This undated photo released by the Tri-County Regional Jail shows Zachary Butler. A judge is ready to sentence Butler, in the death of a central Ohio child rape suspect who died after a jail assault. Butler pleaded guilty last month to one count of reckless homicide and one count of tampering with evidence and faces six years in prison at his Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 sentencing. (AP Photo/Tri-County Regional Jail)  (The Associated Press)

  • This undated photo provided by the Tri-County Regional Jail shows David Piersol. A judge is ready to sentence Zachary Butler in the death of Piersol, a central Ohio child rape suspect who died after a jail assault. Butler pleaded guilty last month to one count of reckless homicide and one count of tampering with evidence and faces six years in prison at his Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 sentencing. (AP Photo/Tri-County Regional Jail)

    This undated photo provided by the Tri-County Regional Jail shows David Piersol. A judge is ready to sentence Zachary Butler in the death of Piersol, a central Ohio child rape suspect who died after a jail assault. Butler pleaded guilty last month to one count of reckless homicide and one count of tampering with evidence and faces six years in prison at his Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 sentencing. (AP Photo/Tri-County Regional Jail)  (The Associated Press)

  • Zachary Butler, left, who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the jail beating of victim David Piersol, apologizes to Piersol's family at Butler's sentencing in Champaign County court while seated beside defense attorney Christopher Bucci, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Urbana, Ohio. A judge sentenced Butler to five years in prison for the April assault on Piersol in Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

    Zachary Butler, left, who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the jail beating of victim David Piersol, apologizes to Piersol's family at Butler's sentencing in Champaign County court while seated beside defense attorney Christopher Bucci, on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, in Urbana, Ohio. A judge sentenced Butler to five years in prison for the April assault on Piersol in Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)  (The Associated Press)

A man whose jailhouse assault on a child rape suspect led to the suspect's death faces six years in prison and a $20,000 fine at sentencing.

A report by the Champaign County Sheriff's Office says inmate David Piersol was the victim of an assault April 5 at Tri-County Regional Jail in Mechanicsburg and died a few days later.

Defendant Zachary Butler, of Richwood, pleaded guilty last month to one count of reckless homicide and one count of tampering with evidence. His sentencing was scheduled for Wednesday.

The tampering charge involves an accusation that the 24-year-old Butler traded blood-stained pants with another inmate, according to Champaign County prosecutor Kevin Talebi.

While Butler's family has said other inmates forced him to attack Piersol, Talebi says no other charges are expected.

Butler was in the Mechanicsburg jail at the time on charges of resisting arrest and drunken driving.

Piersol was in jail on a rape charge stemming from allegations involving abuse of a young girl last fall, according to Marysville Police Department records.

A message was left with Piersol's attorney.