February 15, 2024
Law enforcement officials establish security inside the Union County Common Pleas Courtroom on Monday following the sentencing of Alan Buckland. While Buckland held a final discussion with defense attorney Jeffery Blosser, deputies waited to take him to prison. (Journal-Tribune photo by Mac Cordell)

Richwood man pleads guilty to multiple sexual assaults


By Mac Cordell, Marysville J-T Reporter

A Richwood man will spend at least 34 years, and possibly the rest of his life, in prison.

Alan Buckland, 38, of 30100 Alder Road, Richwood, was sentenced Wednesday to 34 years to life in prison. Friday, Buckland pleaded guilty to three counts of rape as a sexually violent predator and two counts of felonious assault as a sexually violent predator and with a sexual motivation. The 34 years to life sentence represented a prison term for each of the five victims included in the charges.

“The fact that we were able to get justice for all five of these victims is important,” said Union County Prosecutor Dave Phillips.

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