A Leavittsburg man, who authorities say has a history of mental illness, could face a sentence of 22 to 27 years in prison when he is sentenced for holding a caregiver at knifepoint as he forced her to perform a sex act on him.

Hunter Hauck, 20, of Kayser Road, pleaded guilty on Thursday to first-degree kidnapping and rape charges.

According to investigators, Hauck's case involved a July 2022 incident where a 51-year-old female caregiver at a group home for developmentally disabled persons was being held at knifepoint where she was forced into a bedroom to perform a sex act on Hauk.

The plea hearing follows Hauck being found competent to stand trial after two separate psychological evaluations.

 As part of his sentence, Hauk would be required to register as a Tier 3 sexual offender as well as a violent offender.

Hauck will be sentenced by Common Pleas Court Judge Ronald Rice after undergoing a background investigation conducted by probation officers.