A man with a history of sex crimes in Harrison County could be sent to prison for nearly three decades.

Two victims came forward after Charles Ash Jr., recently served short stints in jail and at Eastern Ohio Correction Center.

They brought serious past offenses to light, leading to what will be a much harsher penalty for the 41-year-old.

On Tuesday morning, Ash entered guilty pleas to two counts of rape and one count of gross sexual imposition.

He could be ordered to spend 27 years in prison.