Rapist to be re-sentenced

A man serving a 10-year sentence for raping an 11-year-old girl in 2010 will return to Erie County Common Pleas Court for re-sentencing.
Jessica Cuffman
Nov 28, 2013


Police arrested David Deeb, 23, in May 2011, after discovering he raped the girl, whom he met in an online gaming community.

Deeb, of Crestline, arranged in-person meetings with the girl, and the two met in Perkins Township and engaged in sexual conduct. Police learned of the relationship when they responded to a fight between the girl and her mother.

An Erie County grand jury indicted Deeb on five counts rape and five counts importuning.

In July 2012 he struck a plea deal with prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to one count of rape and two counts of importuning, which landed him a 10-year prison sentence.

An Ohio Sixth District Court of Appeals opinion handed down this past week sent the case back to Erie County Common Pleas Judge Roger Binette.

The judge had sentenced Deeb to six years in prison for rape, two years for the first importuning charge and another two years for the second importuning charge, to be served consecutively for a sentence of 10 years.

Because of a technicality — Deeb had agreed to the sentence, but not explicitly each of the terms to be stacked on top of each other — Binette will be required to go back on the record in the case and state exactly why Deeb should serve the 10 years total, according to court documents.

Deeb’s attorneys had also cited five other reasons the sentence should be overturned, but the appeals court found those arguments invalid.

No matter the outcome of his sentence, Deeb will be required to register as a sex offender every 90 days for the rest of his life once he’s released from prison.




He should get life , I would bet that he will repeat when he gets outs out and maybe even take a step further {Curtice Clinton }

The Rudy

This is why lawyers get so little respect sometimes. This turd should be locked away for life and his atty. is arguing technicalities?


That's what defense attorneys do The Ruby. That is why they are always busy, trying to get people off that should be hung. That's once reason why this country is fuc*d up.


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Julie R.

Didn't the Appeals court do this in another case of Roger Binette's --- something about some guy didn't show up for court on the day he was supposed to be sentenced so Binette tacked on years to his sentence because of it? Seems to me there was an article about it in the SR. The Appeals Court told Binette to go back on record and state exactly how he could do that.

There also was another case of Binette's that the Appeals Court didn't agree with. Citizens Bank foreclosed on a factory in 2001, were in and out of the factory for years removing things, yet years later ~ after the former factory owner died ~ Citizens Bank filed a lawsuit saying the man's probate estate should pay (?) to have the oil drums removed from the site. Binette (of course) ruled in favor of Citizens Bank and their attorney (a McGookey) but the Appeals Court was quick to disagree. They told Binette to go back and review that case again, too.


I asked a while back if Judge Binette seemed to have more remands from appeals than other judges. I don't remember anyone commenting. Maybe it depends on who you are, who you are related to or where you live.

That being said, IMO this guy looks like a true creep.