Three defendants were sentenced and four pleaded guilty before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O’Connor earlier this week.
Roger Coleman (pictured), 53, of Russells Point, was sentenced to two years in prison and was labeled a Tier II sex offender for pandering sexually oriented material to a minor.
In December, Coleman was arrested on multiple felony sex charges culminating a year-long investigation by local authorities.
Coleman was arrested at his Point Village Apartment Complex residence after the Russells Point Police Department and Logan County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant.
Russells Point Police Chief Joe Freyhof says his office started their investigation after receiving a tip that Coleman was involved in crimes against minors.
Evidence collected at Coleman’s residence supported allegations of producing, transmitting, and reproducing pornography involving minors.
Coleman was charged with illegal use of minors in nudity-oriented material, pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
In February, he was indicted for two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor (F2) and one count of corrupting another with drugs (F2).
Paul McCann, 66, of West Liberty, was sentenced to five years community control and was labeled a Tier I sex offender for illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material.
Delbert Day, 25, of Russells Point, was sentenced to one year and ten months in prison for harassment with a bodily substance and aggravated assault.
Jack Parker, 74, of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and two counts of corrupting another with drugs.
In November, he was indicted for five counts of compelling prostitution (F1), five counts of unlawful sexual conduct (F5), and two counts of corrupting another with drugs (F4).
Dustin Kindle, 29, of Lakeview, pleaded guilty to possession of drugs.
Presentence investigations were ordered and sentencings are scheduled for August 20th.
Anthony Peterman, 36, of Russells Point, pleaded guilty to two counts of trafficking in drugs and was granted intervention in lieu of conviction. He must complete drug and alcohol counseling and three years community control.
Akeem Williams, 23, of Bellefontaine, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of drugs and was granted intervention in lieu of conviction. Williams must complete drug and alcohol counseling and three years community control.