Prosecutor moves to revoke Aaron Voltz's bond

A former Erie County employee awaiting trial on a rape charge could have his bond revoked for leaving home without permission.
Jessica Cuffman
Oct 7, 2011

A former Erie County employee awaiting trial on a rape charge could have his bond revoked for leaving home without permission.

Aaron Voltz, 38, of the 1500 block of E. Perkins Ave., was ordered to wear an electronic ankle monitor as a condition of his $75,000 bond, which he posted in July.

He has been on house arrest with work privileges pending his trial, although he’s also allowed to make grocery store visits and legal or medical appointments with permission.

Voltz was arrested July 10 for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman at her Cleveland Road apartment in Huron.

On Monday, employees at Oriana House — the agency monitoring Voltz’s electronic house arrest — were unable to contact him and had no idea where he went for that short time.

Voltz’s case worker, Tiffany Sheibly, discovered he left his home for 14 minutes after 3 a.m., according to court documents.

A few hours later Sheibly called Voltz and asked him about the alert, but Voltz told her he never left home.

Sheibly then went to his house to make sure the electronic monitor was working. The battery appeared to be fully charged and the docking station was picking up the monitor’s signal, Sheibly said in a report to her supervisors.

“He is in violation of programming rules,” Sheibly’s report stated.

Dean Holman, special prosecutor in the case, filed a motion Wednesday in Erie County Common Pleas Court to cancel Voltz’s bond.

Voltz's attorney on Thursday filed a response to the motion, saying the electronic monitoring company has had multiple problems with their monitoring system.

Judge Tygh Tone, who previously continued Voltz’s bond and modified the conditions to allow him to work, will ultimately decide whether to continue the bond or revoke it.

Voltz has been working at Keys Golf Course on Boos Road, a position he took shortly after he was arrested and fired.

Comments

Truth or Dare

Hey Julie;    Ever been a victim of sexual assault?  Here is what can happen in 14 minutes;

According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), this Nation's largest ANTI-sexual violence org. STATS;

-Every 2 min. someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.    (That would/could be 7 RAPES within that 14 minute time-frame). 

-44% of victims are under 18 yrs. of age.  80% under 30 yrs. of age.

-Yearly, there are 213,000 victims of sexual assault within the U.S..

-60% go unreported.

-15 of 16 Rapists won't spend a day in jail.  (Compare that to the stat.  # of rapes yrly., 213,000,  that's alot of rapists walking the streets.)

-Two thirds of rapes are commited by someone known to the victim

Was it Rape, or wasn't it?  Is  she is recanting, or just refusing to testify?  There is a difference.    On behalf of that 213,000   yrly., and herself,  she should  be willing to testify, become her own Advocate, see that a rapist is put behind bars for as long as possible, IF that's what happened.        

 This is an "alleged"  crime of  SEXUAL VIOLENCE.  It was found through monitoring that the rules of the program were broken.  You  would think there would be no hesitation on a Judge's decision to revoke his bond.  As for this ankle bracelet- monitoring program, how many are siting in the Erie County Jail for crimes that aren't of the violent nature, all the while they're willing to give monitors to those awaiting trial for "alleged" crimes of violence, let alone being crimes of  sexual violence?!

cockynurse

 

  Very well said, Truth.     Truth or Dare says

Hey Julie;    Ever been a victim of sexual assault?  Here is what can happen in 14 minutes;

According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), this Nation's largest ANTI-sexual violence org. STATS;

-Every 2 min. someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted.    (That would/could be 7 RAPES within that 14 minute time-frame). 

-44% of victims are under 18 yrs. of age.  80% under 30 yrs. of age.

-Yearly, there are 213,000 victims of sexual assault within the U.S..

-60% go unreported.

-15 of 16 Rapists won't spend a day in jail.  (Compare that to the stat.  # of rapes yrly., 213,000,  that's alot of rapists walking the streets.)

-Two thirds of rapes are commited by someone known to the victim

Was it Rape, or wasn't it?  Is  she is recanting, or just refusing to testify?  There is a difference.    On behalf of that 213,000   yrly., and herself,  she should  be willing to testify, become her own Advocate, see that a rapist is put behind bars for as long as possible, IF that's what happened.        

 This is an "alleged"  crime of  SEXUAL VIOLENCE.  It was found through monitoring that the rules of the program were broken.  You  would think there would be no hesitation on a Judge's decision to revoke his bond.  As for this ankle bracelet- monitoring program, how many are siting in the Erie County Jail for crimes that aren't of the violent nature, all the while they're willing to give monitors to those awaiting trial for "alleged" crimes of violence, let alone being crimes of  sexual violence?!

althenaruby

Wait... If we go by whats being said by wontcare the victim LIED about someone RAPING her.  Which is against the law.  So her reasoning for sending and "innocent" man to jail is so she herself doesnt have to go to jail? 

 

wontcare: are we supposed to feel sorry for someone who would accuse a man of something this vile??  Because if this is true... i sure don't.

Julie R.

If that's true that the victim is now recanting her story, this just might have the "earmarks" of the Krista Harris and the drive-by shooting/DeWitt McDonald case. Harris, too, changed her story from the original, which netted the McDonald guy a life sentence ---- yet years later she signed an Affidavit claiming she was forced to change her story by a public official. 

On or about the same time as she made those allegations, Erie County brought charges against her that she stole from her elderly aunt as the aunt's power of attorney. Those charges then netted her a harsh five-year prison sentence. Another "earmark" might be the fact that the special prosecutor in the Harris case was Dean Holman ---- same as the Voltz case.

This should be interesting to say the least.  

West

FYI, Krista Harris openly stated that the Erie County Prosecutor, Kevin Baxter also  forced her to have a non-consensual sexual relationship with him  prior to the murder trial of Dewitt McDonald & Co.

Julie R.

@ West: I've been following your comments ever since Nuesse got fired. That's why I said if it's true that the woman from Huron is recanting her story this just might have the earmarks of the Krista Harris case. Let's hope these clowns in the corrupt Erie County judicial system ~ with their well-known special prosecutors and their even more well-known retired rent-a-judges ~ don't come up with any bogus charges against the woman!  

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