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Couple admits videotaping sex with teen

CINCINNATI – A southwestern Ohio couple has pleaded guilty to filming their sexual encounters with a 16-year-old boy.

Benjamin and Leah Rodgers, both in their mid-30s, each pleaded guilty this week to 14 felony charges of sexual battery and pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

Each faces up to 68 years in prison when sentenced Nov. 15.

Prosecutors said that the South Lebanon couple engaged in sexual conduct with the teen and videotaped it between January and July.

Tom Eagle, Benjamin Rodgers’ attorney, said the couple didn’t sexually abuse the teen and disagreed with many of the charges. He said they pleaded guilty to avoid putting the teen through a trial.

Eagle said he expects the couple to get a lighter sentence than the maximum, somewhere under 10 years.