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FORMER TROOPER SENT TO PRISON

(Eaton, OH)--A Preble County man who is also a former Ohio Highway Patrol trooper was finally hauled off to prison Monday.  47-year-old Christopher Ward had been given a three-year sentence last May for sexually battering multiple women and girls, including some while he was working in uniform as a trooper.  "It really affected me in my life and it still affects me.  It's always in the back of my mind," said  Here is one of Ward's victims).  Ward was allowed to remain out of prison for six months during the appeal process, but that ended Monday.  Ward’s attorney filed a motion for a new trial Monday just before Ward was taken away.