Officials weigh sex charges against man

A 20-year-old Sandusky man could face charges for engaging in sexual acts with a 15-year-old girl, authorities said.
Sandusky Register Staff
Mar 18, 2014

Erie County deputies said they’re reviewing the case with prosecutor Kevin Baxter’s office to determine if the man will face charges for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourthdegree felony. If charged and convicted, he could face 18 months in prison, Erie County Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said.

When deputies interviewed the man and the girl Monday, they both said they’d been involved in a consensual sexual relationship for about two years, beginning when the girl was 14, Oliver said. The girl will soon turn 16.

The girl’s parents contacted authorities Friday and said their daughter had been out with the suspect and another man, and she had not returned home. They told deputies they were afraid their daughter had been raped by the man. The girl was examined at Firelands Regional Medical Center.

Comments

Truth2u

But Vitte gets NOTHING for his acts?

mikeylikesit

welcome to corrupt ohio..

DickTracey

I think the parents should be charged. Your 14 year old daughter is dating an 18 year old for two years and your just now get mad about it!?!

Great job parents!

ladydye_5

That was my thought. Took 2 years to figure it out?

Ralph J.

What about Ned from EHOVE?

peoplercrazy14

If it was reported Friday, why hasn't there been charges on a 15 year old boy that touched my 4 year old niece which was reported on January 3, 2014, it was in the paper January 16, 2014, she was seen by drs At Firelands ER and was sent immediately to Lorain's gynecological specialist and was told by Erie Co Children Services it would be passed to prosecutor Kevin Baxter for charges to be filed. When my sister called last week she was told that it was still on his desk...I would really like to know why this takes priority with a consensual relationship when my niece was molested by this kid and he still roams the streets......

ISPSP

Wow.... I am so sorry. This breaks my heart.

DickTracey

@people, sorry to hear your story. This case is not taking priority over your family's. There have been no charges yet, either.

My advice to you, is to call everyday and ask if charges have been made. Call two times a day, you have that right. Also call the police detective that is handling your case. Stay on it, it will happen. Have you been given a victims advocate? If so that person will help keep things moving for you. If not, ask the prosecutors office to put you in contact with one.

Good luck.

peoplercrazy14

Thank you and I definitely will let her know......