A Brookfield man is going to prison for raping a 7-year-old girl.

Robert Richards, 53, pleaded guilty Friday to multiple counts of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Richards was immediately handed a life sentence. He'll be eligible for parole in ten years and must register as a sex offender.

Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Gabe Wildman says the alleged assaults occurred between December 2019 and Fall 2021 at a home in Brookfield

Richards has been in the county jail since he was arrested at his home on the 7400 block of Stewart Sharon Road three days before Christmas.