Mexico Man Found Guilty of Rape and Child Molestation

A jury in an Audrain County Court finds a Mexico man guilty of Rape and Child Molestation yesterday (Tuesday).

It took a jury 25 minutes of deliberations to convict 62 year old Ralph Eugene Harbit of rape and molestation of a girl who was 8-10 years old at the time, for crimes that occurred 2007 through 2009.

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The case was tried by Audrain County Prosecutor Jacob Shellabarger and Assistant Prosecutor Scott Fox.

The crimes carry a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 45 years in prison.

Harbit is scheduled to be sentenced October 20th by Judge Wesley C. Dalton.

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