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Tier I offender granted early release



An offender convicted of inappropriate contact with an underage girl was granted judicial release Wednesday before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark S. O’Connor.

Michael Bradley, 27, has been imprisoned since Oct. 10 on one count of gross sexual imposition. He was sentenced to a year in prison on the fourth-degree felony Sept. 17.

The defendant must undergo five years’ community control, and pay court costs and attorney fees. Labeled a Tier I sexual offender, Mr. Bradley will be residing at 6662 State Route 224, Findlay. He must register his address with the county sheriff annually for 15 years.

Mr. Bradley was convicted of participating in unlawful sexual conduct with a 13-year-old girl. His original indictment included two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, third-degree felonies.

Defense attorney Marc S. Triplett said his client actively sought job-training programs for convicted felons while he was in prison. Given his “minimal record,” Mr. Triplett said he believed his client was unlikely to re-offend.

A trained sex offender specialist also interviewed Mr. Bradley and concluded he was unlikely to re-offend, the court noted.

Mr. Bradley is forbidden from being in the company of minor females unattended, and his probation officer must give prior consent to any employment opportunities. Judge O’Connor also ordered the defendant assessed for counseling.

Judicial release motion ruled untimely

A second defendant had his motion for judicial release denied, at least in part, because of a technicality.

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