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Piqua man sentenced on sex charges

A 20-year-old Piqua man with developmental disabilities was sentenced earlier this week in Logan County Common Pleas Court on charges that he fondled a 7-year-old boy.

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Bernard Hartman received three years’ community control, court costs, attorney fees and a suspended 60-day jail sentence for sexual imposition, a third-degree misdemeanor.

He was arrested in February 2011 after a member of the victim’s family walked in on Mr. Hartman committing the sex act with the boy.

An October 2011 grand jury indictment charged Mr. Hartman with one count of gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony.

According to police reports taken at the time of arrest, the defendant was a weekend guest at a residence on the west side of the city when the incident took place.

Also sentenced was Ricky Patell, 36, of Bellefontaine. He received two years’ community control, a $500 fine, court costs and a 60-day suspended jail sentence for permitting drug abuse, a first-degree misdemeanor. CLICK HERE to read a related Examiner story.

Pleading guilty were:

• Edward Bollack III, 22, of Marysville: breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony;
• Brandy Lyle, 31, of Ridgeway: complicity to burglary, a third-degree felony;
• Nicholas George, 20, of Lakeview: criminal trespass, a fourth-degree misdemeanor; and
• Dwayne Hubbard: 26, of Bellefontaine: domestic violence, a fourth-degree felony.

They will be sentenced April 29.

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