A Union Township man was convicted of rape by a Clermont County jury on Monday.

Michael Richardson, 38, was convicted of eight counts of rape, four counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of felonious assault. Six of counts carry life sentences.

Richardson, was convicted of abusing three boys who were ages 4, 7 and 10 at the time. The boys are believed to be Richardson's nephews.

Two of the victims testified against Richardson, on closed circuit television from outside of the courtroom.

One official said all three children have been diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from the abuse.

Richardson will be sentenced by Clermont County Common Pleas Court Judge Richard Ferenc on Feb. 13.