Former Ohio mayor says 4-year-old was ‘willing participant’ in sex

Richard Keenan

Richard Keenan

HUBBARD, Oh. — The former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio says a 4-year-old girl he’s charged with molesting was a ‘willing participant.’

Richard Keenan reportedly admitted to raping and molesting the girl several times over a three-year period starting when she was four.

Keenan was indicted in August on eight counts of rape, 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition according to The Vindicator.

Keenan reportedly confessed to his wife, his pastor, relatives and a social worker, but has filed a not guilty plea.

He is free on a $75,000 bond.