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Grand jury indicts three for child sex crimes

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From staff reports

Three local men were recently indicted for sexual offenses against juveniles by a Washington County grand jury.

Stephen “Matt” Snider, 39, of 801 Talbot St., Belpre, was indicted on six counts of gross sexual imposition, all third-degree felonies. The indictments stem from incidents involving juveniles from January 2018 to December 2018, from January 2019 to July 2019 and on July 13-14.

Washington County Assistant Prosecutor Joe Derkin said there were two victims in this case, girls who were ages 10 and 12.

“We mainly see it with children, but if someone has used an intoxicant, or if someone doesn’t have the physical or mental capacity (to consent), it’s sexual imposition,” Derkin said.

Hinton

If convicted, Snider faces a maximum of five years in prison per count for each of the six counts.

The second man indicted for sexual offenses was Zachary R. Hinton, 20, of 871 Warren Chapel Road, Fleming. He was indicted on one count of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

The indictment stems from an arrest on Oct. 11 for forcing his 14-year-old victim to perform a sexual act on him at the Barlow Fair, according to police reports. She allegedly told Hinton ‘no’ multiple times. When questioned by detectives, Hinton admitted to the act, but said it was consensual and that the victim said she was 16 years old. Police reports state the victim’s sister went to school with Hinton and told him last year via Facebook messages to stay away from her underage sister.

If convicted, Hinton faces a maximum prison sentence of 18 months.

A third man, Devin Lindsey, was arraigned Friday on one count of rape of a 12-year-old female. He is a tier 1 sex offender, and if convicted, could face 10 years to life in prison, Derkin said.

Often there may be more reports of these crimes once school is back in session, he said.

“I think often, stuff happens, and we get notice when they go back to school,” he said. “Someone says something to a teacher or a friend or something.”

Other indictments include:

• Elizabeth Langsdorf, 58, last known address 1695 State Route 260, New Matamoras, was indicted on one count of possession of carisoprodol, a muscle relaxer, a fifth-degree felony. The indictment stems from an arrest on Nov. 20, 2017, at the intersection of County Road 20 and Summit Drive, Marietta. She had previously been convicted of a drug abuse offense on April 14, 2014.

• Gina M. Karcher, 32, of 1308 Williamson Ave. Apt. 3A, New Matamoras, was indicted on one count of possession of .998 grams of morphine, a fifth-degree felony. The indictment stems from an arrest on Feb. 5, 2018, at Ohio 7 in Marietta Township.

• Jamie M. Pierce, 43, of 2503 Beverly St. Apt. 9F, Parkersburg, was indicted on one count of possession of 19.72 grams of methamphetamine, a second-degree felony, and one count of possession of .96 grams of cocaine, a fifth-degree felony. The indictments stem from an arrest on Feb. 12 on County Road 10 in Warren Township.

• Michael V. Richards, 42, last known address 1365 McGill Road, Vincent, was indicted on one count of illegal conveyance of the drug suboxone onto grounds of a detention facility or institution, a third-degree felony, and one count of conspiracy to trafficking in drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. The indictments stem from incidents from February 2018 to March 2018 in Washington County.

• Roger W. Knapp, 39, homeless, was indicted with Michael Richards for one count of illegal conveyance of the drug suboxone onto grounds of a detention facility or institution, a third-degree felony, and one count of conspiracy to trafficking in drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. The indictments stem from incidents from February 2018 to March 2018 in Washington County.

• Ashley D. McPherson, 36, last known address 607 W. Fourth St., Williamstown, was also indicted with Michael Richards for one count of illegal conveyance of the drug suboxone onto grounds of a detention facility or institution, a third-degree felony, and one count of conspiracy to trafficking in drugs, a first-degree misdemeanor. The indictments stem from incidents from February 2018 to March 2018 in Washington County.

• Christopher Sciance, 29, of 243 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, was indicted on one count of vandalism, a fifth-degree felony. The indictment stems from an arrest on June 14, 2018, for damaging at least $1,000 worth of property owned by Weber’s Market. Sciance allegedly threw an Ohio lottery sign threw a window of the business.

• Ryan S. Watson, 30, of 1350 State Route 821, Marietta, was indicted on one count of failure to comply with an order or signal of a police officer, a third-degree felony, and one count of menacing, a fourth-degree misdemeanor. The indictment stems from an arrest on Oct. 21 in Marietta. Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Putnam Street for a felonious assault complaint. When officers arrived at the scene, they saw a young woman exchanging words with someone inside a black Dodge Durango SUV. As they pulled alongside the SUV, it pulled out in a reckless manner, almost hitting the cruiser.

Officers began to pursue the Durango, activating their lights and siren, but the SUV failed to stop. They eventually lost sight of the vehicle. When they arrived back at the Marietta Police Department, they spoke with the complainant, Taylor Carpenter. She advised the driver was her ex-boyfriend, Watson, and he had been following her. He rammed the rear of her vehicle with the front of his SUV. He followed her as she drove to the police department to file a complaint, where the pursuit with police began.

• Timothy D. Henson, 62, of 1632 Ashby Ridge Road, Parkersburg, was indicted on one count of grand theft, a fourth-degree felony. The indictment stems from incidents from February 2010 to December 2013, where he allegedly stole at least $7,500 from Alliance Industries.

• James D. Goldsberry II, 53, of 1265 Sandhill Road, Marietta, was re-indicted on one count of theft from an elderly person, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, a first-degree misdemeanor. The indictments stem from an arrest in May 2016, in Marietta. He allegedly stole less than $1,000 through multiple checks from Jerome Smith, although the total amount is still unknown.

• Deborah L. Goldsberry, 56, of 1265 Sandhill Road, Marietta, was re-indicted on one count of theft from an elderly person, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of failing to provide for a functionally impaired person, a first-degree misdemeanor. The indictments stem from an arrest in May 2016, in Marietta. She and her husband, James D. Goldsberry II, allegedly stole less than $1,000 through multiple checks from Jerome Smith, although the total amount is still unknown.

• Christina M. Rohrer, 45, of 205 Third St., Beverly, was indicted on six charges, including one count of operating a vehicle under the influence of clonzapam, a fourth-degree felony; one count of possession of clonzapam, a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of tampering with drugs, a third-degree felony; one count of failure to reinstate license, an unclassified misdemeanor; one count of assured clear distance, a minor misdemeanor; and one count of driving under suspension or in violation of license restriction, a first-degree misdemeanor. The indictment stems from an arrest on April 30 on Ohio 339 in Waterford. She had previously been convicted of OVIs on June 14, 2017, on Aug. 1, 2014, and on April 19, 2013. She failed to reinstate her driver’s license after a suspension had expired.

• Kenneth R. Rogers, 32, of 100A Linwood Ave., Marietta, was indicted on one count of domestic violence, a third-degree felony. The indictment stems from an arrest on Aug. 3 at his residence. Rogers had allegedly been drinking and was upset that the mother of his son, Astin Oliver, was going into rehab and was taking their son, Miles, with her to Columbus as she was not returning to Marietta. Rogers allegedly told Oliver that she wouldn’t “make it out of Marietta alive,” according to police records. Rogers also threw a lighter at Oliver, hitting her on the arm. Oliver and her son left the house, followed by Rogers. When they returned to the home, Rogers allegedly told Oliver approximately 20 times that if she called police, he would be back after they left and he would kill her and their son, according to police records.

According to police records, Rogers had three prior domestic violence convictions on Dec. 2, 2011; March 15, 2013; and July 15, 2013.

Possible Prison Terms & Maximum Fines:

• First-degree felony : Three to 11 years; $20,000

• Second-degree felony: Two to eight years; $15,000

• Third-degree felony: One to three years; $10,000

• Third-degree felony involving an act of sex or violence: One to five years; $10,000

• Fourth-degree felony: Six to 18 months; $5,000

• Fifth-degree felony: Six months to one year; $2,500

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