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Ohio Sexual Harassment Law
 

STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN LEWIS

Ninth District Court of Appeals

Mr. Lewis and his former girlfriend, the victim in this matter, began dating in
2007 and lived together at various points in time. Mr. Lewis described their relationship in
positive terms and indicated that the two were still communicating and working on their
problems when the incident giving rise to this appeal occurred. Meanwhile, the victim testified
that she had tried re... More...
   $0 (05-14-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MICHAEL PENDERGRASS

Court of Appeals Of Ohio, Eighth Appellate District

In August 2015, Pendergrass and his codefendant, Nathaniel Adams, were
indicted on multiple charges stemming from a rape that occurred in 2003. The charges
included several counts of rape, complicity to commit rape, aggravated robbery, and
kidnapping. All charges included one- and three-year firearm specifications. Several
counts included a sexually violent predator specif... More...
   $0 (05-14-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO VS. WILLIAM DOUGLAS SMITH

Chillicothe man gets life for rape of 1-year-old

On July 2, 2015, Appellant and co-defendant Peggy Sue Horstman were jointly indicted for rape of a child under the age of ten. See R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b),(B). The indictment alleged the sexual conduct occurred on or about February 1, 2015 through May 1, 2015; the child was approximately ten months old at the beginning of this time range. A motion for severance was mooted by Horstman’s guilty ple... More...   $0 (05-14-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO vs. MARK ANTHONY BUTCHER, JR

IN THE COURT OF APPEALS OF OHIO FOURTH APPELLATE DISTRICT

This is a consolidated appeal from two Athens County Common Pleas Court
judgments. In case number 15CA33, the jury found Mark Anthony Butcher, defendant below and
appellant herein, guilty of (1) aggravated burglary, in violation of R.C. 2911.11(A)(1), and (2)
trespass in a habitation, in violation of R.C. 2911.12(B). The trial court merged the two offenses
and sentenced appel... More...
   $0 (05-12-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. CLINTON BERRY

The testimony and exhibits at trial indicate that Berry entered the
victim’s home on the night of March 13, 2015 without a key and without permission
to be in the home. (Apr. 11-14, 2016 Tr., Vol. III, at 440). He put his hand over the
victim’s mouth to stop her from screaming, pulled her off the couch, put handcuffs
on her, and pushed her upstairs. (Id. at 441-43). Once t... More...
   $0 (04-30-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JAMES E. WHITE

Sex Offender

This case stems from allegations that White sexually abused (1) his
granddaughter, K.W., in 2007 and 2008, when K.W. was less than 10 years of age,
(2) his daughter, C.C., between 1995 and 1996, when C.C. was 12 or 13 years old,
and (3) two girls that White and his wife, Linda White (“Linda”), babysat, A.M. and
K.M. (See Doc. No. 1); (Aug. 9, 2016 Tr., Vol. I, at 150). It was... More...
   $0 (04-30-2017 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. ERIC WILKIE

Sex Offender

On November 18, 2015, Wilkie was indicted in trial court case number
2015-CR-0133 for two counts of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor in
violation of R.C. 2907.321(A)(2), both felonies of the second degree (Counts 1 and
3), and three counts of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor in violation of R.C.
2907.321(A)(5), all felonies of the fourth degree (Counts 2, 4, 5). A s... More...
   $0 (04-30-2017 - OH)

United States of America v. Frederick A. McShan and David McShan

Columbus, OH - Jury Convicts 2 Steubenville Brothers of Running Heroin Ring

A United States District Court jury convicted Frederick A. McShan, 37, and David McShan, 42, both of Steubenville, Ohio, of running a Steubenville-area heroin-trafficking organization.

Specifically, Frederick McShan was convicted of one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than on... More...
   $0 (03-16-2017 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Kyle McDowell

Arlington, OH - Teen Convicted of Rape

The State of Ohio charged Kyle McDowell, age 19, with three counts of first-degree rape, fourth-degree gross sexual imposition and kidnapping with a sexual motivation for sexually assaulting a former Arlington High School classmate in 2014.... More...
   $0 (11-19-2016 - OH)

United States of America v. Hui Li

Columbus, OH - Massage Parlor Owner Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of Illegal Aliens

Hui Li, 47, of Columbus was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for promoting prostitution involving aliens unauthorized to work in the United States through massage parlors she owned in Columbus and Dublin, Ohio.

Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern Distric... More...
   $0 (09-16-2016 - OH)

United States of America v. Richard Jerel Doyle

Columbus, OH - Jury Convicts Northern Ohio Felon of Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Richard Jerel Doyle, 32, of Brooklyn, Ohio was found guilty of illegally possessing a firearm when Columbus Police arrested him in March 2016.

A Columbus Police officer arrested Doyle on March 18, 2016 after a victim called police and said that Doyle drove up next to her while she was walking along... More...
   $0 (09-28-2016 - OH)

United States of America v. James Edward Risner III

Dayton, OH - Clark County Man Pleads Guilty to Producing, Distributing Child Pornography

James Edward Risner III, 34, of New Carlisle, Ohio pleaded guilty to producing and distributing child pornography involving a seven-year old victim.

According to court documents, Risner engaged in various sexual activities with the victim at his home and business between July 2015 and Novembe... More...
   $0 (09-15-2016 - OH)

United States of America v. Hui Li

Columbus, OH - Massage Parlor Owner Sentenced for Sex Trafficking of Illegal Aliens

Hui Li, 47, of Columbus was sentenced to one year and one day in prison for promoting prostitution involving aliens unauthorized to work in the United States through massage parlors she owned in Columbus and Dublin, Ohio.

Benjamin C. Glassman, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern Distric... More...
   $0 (09-21-2016 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. JERRY EXON, SR

In March 2014, Exon was indicted for robbery, in violation of R.C.
2911.02(A)(2). The charges stemmed from the robbery of a Speedway gas station in
Springfield on February 16, 2014. Exon was arrested in May 2014. At the time of his
arrest, there were warrants for his arrest in several other cases.
{¶ 4} A jury trial in this matter was scheduled for September 10, 2014. The d... More...
   $0 (04-25-2016 - OH)

United States of America v. J'Vonta C. Buckley

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A federal grand jury has charged J’Vonta C. Buckley, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, with charges related to human trafficking and child pornography in an indictment returned in Columbus, Ohio.

Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force, including Columb... More...
   $0 (12-22-2015 - OH)

United States of America v. Dion Heath

The Cincinnati Police Department arrested Heath on August 10, 2005, for possession of
32.69 grams of crack cocaine and a Kel-Tec P-11 9mm pistol. On August 16, 2006, a grand jury
indicted Heath on charges of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a
firearm by a felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking offense. The
g... More...
   $0 (01-21-2016 - OH)

Karens, et al. v. Porter Paint Company

We must first address appellee's contention that the appellants' claims are barred by R.C. 4123.74. R.C. 4123.74 provided, in pertinent part, "Employers who comply with section 4123.35 of the Revised Code shall not be liable to respond in damages at common law or by statute for any injury, or occupational disease, or bodily condition, received or contracted by any employee in the course of or ari... More...   $0 (08-21-1991 - OH)

State Of Ohio v. Jones

One day before the statute of limitations was to expire, the Cuyahoga County Grand
Jury returned an indictment charging defendant-appellee Demetrius Jones with rape and
kidnapping. Jones filed a motion to dismiss the indictment on grounds of preindictment delay.
He argued that the state’s 20-year delay in bringing the indictment actually prejudiced his ability
to defend the ... More...
   $0 (12-31-2015 - OH)

United States of America v. David W. Vickers

Cleveland, OH - Virginia man convicted on child pornography charges, traveling to Ohio to engage in sex with minor

David W. Vickers, 42, of Leesburg, Virginia, was convicted on three counts: receiving and distributing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, enticement, and travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct.

Vickers communicated onlin... More...
   $0 (12-03-2015 - OH)

State Of Ohio v. Bennie Adams

{¶ 1} This is an appeal as of right from a judgment affirming an
aggravated-murder conviction and death sentence. A Mahoning County jury
convicted appellant, Bennie Adams, of aggravated murder in connection with the
rape and murder of Gina Tenney and unanimously recommended a sentence of
death. The trial court accepted the recommendation and sentenced Adams
accordingly. The Sev... More...
   $0 (11-29-2015 - OH)

State Of Ohio v. Dean

Jason Dean was found guilty of all charged offenses and was sentenced to death for the aggravated murder of Titus Arnold and the attempted murder of six other people. On direct appeal, we reversed Dean's convictions, vacated the death sentence, and remanded the case for a new trial. See State v. Dean, 127 Ohio St.3d 140, 2010-Ohio-5070, 937 N.E.2d 97. In this direct appeal of Dean's convictions u... More...   $0 (11-29-2015 - OH)

THE STATE OF OHIO v. BLANKENSHIP

In 2011, Blankenship began communicating with M.H. through a social media site called PhoneZoo.com. During an online conversation he told M.H. that he was 21, and she informed him that she was 15. After meeting in person, they began a sexual relationship and had intercourse on two different dates. M.H. reported that it was consensual each time. {¶ 3} A bill of information charged Blankenship w... More...   $0 (11-20-2015 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Michael Jacobs

{¶1} Defendant-Appellant, Michael Jacobs, appeals the judgment of the Summit
County Court of Common Pleas convicting him of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and
corrupting another with drugs and sentencing him to a total prison term of four years. For the
reasons that follow, we affirm the trial court’s judgment.
I.
{¶2} The Summit County Grand Jury indicted Jacobs on the f... More...
   $0 (10-21-2015 - OH)

State Of Ohio v. Adams

In the autumn of 1985, Gina Tenney was a sophomore at Youngstown State University. She lived alone in a second-floor apartment in a converted house on Ohio Avenue in Youngstown. {¶ 5} Adams lived in the same house in a downstairs apartment with his girlfriend, Adena Fedelia. The duplex had an interior common staircase. {¶ 6} Around 1:00 a.m. on December 25, 1985, Tenney was getting ready for bed... More...   $0 (10-04-2015 - OH)

United States of America v. Samuel E. Condo, Jr.

Cleveland, OH - Texas man sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for traveling to Ohio to have sex with 13-year-old girl

A Texas man was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for traveling to Ohio in an attempt to have sex with what he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

Samuel E. Condo, Jr., 32, of Arlington, Texas, was sentenced to 188 months in prison by U.S. District Ju... More...
   $0 (08-05-2015 - OH)

Reza Yazdian v. ConMed Endoscopic Technologies, Inc.

Plaintiff-Appellant Reza Yazdian is a first-generation Iranian American and nonpracticing
Muslim, who worked as a territory manager for Defendant-Appellee ConMed
Endoscopic Technologies, Inc., for approximately five years. During his tenure at ConMed,
Yazdian received awards, promotions, and praise, but he also had interpersonal problems with
his manager, Timothy Sweatt. In June 20... More...
   $0 (07-14-2015 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Ricky L. Marcum

Somerville, OH - The State of Ohio charged Ricky L. Marcum, age 45, with rape of a child younger than 10, rape by force or threat of force of a child younger than 10, two counts of gross sexual imposition involving force and two counts of importuning, which is asking a minor for sex.

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State of Maryland v. Lawrence Stinnett

Lancaster, MD - The State of Maryland charged Lawrence Stinnett, age 40, with 10 sexual assault felonies including forcing one victim to perfrom oral sodomy at their place of employment. The prosecution produced no physical evidence evidence.

The defense claimed that Defendant's contacts with the complaining witnesses was consensual.

Court docket entries:

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Darryl Gumm v. Betty Mitchell, Warden

Petitioner Darryl Gumm is mentally retarded and has an IQ of
approximately 70. He was convicted by an Ohio jury for the kidnapping, attempted rape, and
murder of ten-year-old Aaron Raines. For these crimes, Petitioner was sentenced to death. His
convictions and sentences were affirmed on direct appeal, and his state post-conviction petition
was found to lack merit by the Ohio state... More...
   $0 (12-22-2014 - OH)

Michael Bies v. Ed Sheldon

Petitioner Michael Bies (“Bies”) and respondent Warden (referred
to in this opinion as “the State”) cross-appeal the district court’s order granting conditionally in
part and denying in part Bies’ petition for a writ of habeas corpus pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254.
No. 12-3431 Bies v. Sheldon Page 2
For the reasons that follow, we AFFIRM the district court’s grant of a... More...
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Michael Dean Scott v. Marc Houk, Warden

After his conviction in Ohio state court for two murders and the
aggravated robbery and kidnapping of one of his victims, petitioner Michael Dean Scott was
sentenced to death. Scott appealed and pursued post-conviction remedies in state court, to no
avail. He now seeks habeas relief under 28 U.S.C. § 2254. The district court denied relief.
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Sheya MAndebvu v. Eric H. Holder. Jr.

For more than two decades, Robert Mugabe has exercised power as the repressive head of state of Zimbabwe. Although he has permitted official national elections in recent years, Mugabe’s Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (“ZANU-PF”) party has maintained control of the political process through violence and corruption, specifically targeting members of the opposition for killings... More...   $0 (06-18-2014 - OH)

State of Ohio v. Kevin Knoefel

The State of Ohio charged Kevin Knoefel, age 43, with conspiracy to commit the murder of his wife, Lisa, age 41. The State alleged that Knoefel used his sexual relationship with his foster daughter. Defendant was also charged with six counts of sexual battery of Sabrina Zunich, age 17. Lisa Knoefel was stabbed to death in November 2012.

Zunich took the stand and testified that she was... More...
   $0 (06-11-2014 - OH)

United States of America v. Kevin A. Davis

Defendant Kevin Davis pleaded guilty to one count of distributing child pornography in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2) and two counts of possessing child pornography in violation of U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(5)(B). He now appeals his sentence, arguing that the district court erred when it concluded: (1) that defendant had a prior

No. 13-3456 United States v. Davis Page 2

offense that t... More...
   $0 (05-28-2014 - OH)

United States of America v. Kevin D. Todd

Pursuant to a binding plea agreement, Todd pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a minor, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251(a). The district court determined that, based on a total offense level of 39 and a criminal history category of II, Todd’s guidelines range of imprisonment was 292 to 360 months. Under the terms of the plea agreement, Todd was to receive a prison sentence of 240 to 300 m... More...   $0 (04-16-2014 - OH)

United States of America v. Jordie L. Callahan

A federal jury convicted an Ashland couple of engaging in a labor trafficking conspiracy and other crimes related to them holding woman with cognitive disabilities and her child against their will and forcing the woman to perform manual labor for them, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Stephen D. Anthony, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal... More...   $0 (03-07-2014 - OH)

United States of America v. Daniel J. Brown

An Ashland man was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a holding woman with cognitive disabilities and her child against their will and forcing the woman to perform manual labor, law enforcement officials said today.

“The conduct laid out in this case is almost incomprehensible,” said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. “We wil... More...
   $0 (03-13-2014 - OH)

Archie Dixon v. Marc C. Houk

Twenty years ago, Archie Dixon and his accomplice brutally attacked Christopher Hammer and buried him alive. Dixon was convicted of aggravated murder, robbery, kidnaping, and forgery, and the state trial court sentenced him to death. He sought to vacate his conviction and sentence, asserting that his confession was obtained in violation of his Miranda rights and alleging numerous errors in his tri... More...   $0 (12-12-2013 - OH)

United States of America v. Gabriel Llanez-Garcia and Debra Kanevsky Migdal

An attorney’s reputation is her most valuable possession. It forms the basis for her peers’ view of her and plays an important role—often a determinative one—in how she advances in her career. This case began with a government attorney’s unauthorized filing of a motion for sanctions against Debra K. Migdal, an attorney who has served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for nearly 25 ... More...   $0 (11-05-2013 - OH)

Stella Hall v. The Ohio Bell Telephone Company

Stella Hall appeals a district court’s grant of summary judgment in favor of her former
employer, The Ohio Bell Telephone Company. Hall alleges that she was terminated from Ohio Bell
in retaliation for taking medical leave under the Family Medical Leave Act. For the following
reasons, we affirm the district court.
I. BACKGROUND
From 2001 to 2010, Hall worked for Ohio Bell as ... More...
   $0 (06-17-2013 - OH)

 
 
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