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Sex Offender Gets 30-Month Prison Term



Justin A. Smith, 32, Wauseon, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, Wednesday, Sept. 4, by James Barber, Fulton County Common Pleas Court judge.

Smith was found guilty of two counts of gross sexual imposition after a two-day bench trial, held July 22 and 23. There is no jury in a bench trial; the judge hears the case and decides the outcome.

The Fulton County Grand Jury indicted Smith in March of counts of gross sexual imposition and two counts of rape.

Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said in a press release that from Jan. 2011 to Dec. 25, 2012, Smith engaged in sexual contact with a girl under the age of 13.

In addition to the prison term, Smith will be required to register his address with his county sheriff every 180 days for the next 25 years.



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