EATON — A Camden man was sentenced to 60 days of incarceration and ordered to attend sex offender counseling in Preble County Common Pleas Court last week. Judge Stephen R. Bruns presided.
Bryan Webb, 34, received a further sentence of five years of community control on charges of assault. Webb was further ordered to pay court costs and refrain from contact with the alleged victim in the case.
According to court documents, Webb caused “serious physical harm” to his 12-year-old female victim in Oct. 2019. The assault took place after Webb contacted the victim via social media and attempted to blackmail her with information related to a sexual encounter Webb had witnessed. The victim reported the blackmail attempt to her father, who contacted the police.
The assault charge was pleaded down from a more serious count of importuning to avoid requiring the victim to testify in the case. According to a sentencing memorandum filed by the Office of the Preble County Prosecutor, Webb’s sex offender evaluation found him to be at moderate risk to re-offend.
Also in court last week:
Joshua Dembski, 40, of Eaton, was sentenced to three years of community control on charges of violating a protection order. According to court documents, Preble County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a residence in West Manchester after Dembski sent text messages to the alleged victim in the case, who had previously filed a protection order against Dembski.
Dembski’s previous record includes charges of disorderly conduct, assault, criminal trespass and child endangering in Preble, Montgomery, and Miami counties. A sentencing memorandum filed in the case recommended inpatient substance abuse treatment, alleging that Dembski “will need resources greater than outpatient treatment can offer.”
Alan Messmear, 28, of New Paris, was sentenced to three years of community control on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and illegal use or possession of drug paraphernalia. The charges stem from an incident in which Messmear was found with “a baggie of meth” in his pocket following a traffic stop in New Paris in June of last year.
Messmear was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and attend substance abuse treatment. His previous record includes charges of attempted felonious assault, domestic violence, criminal trespass and endangering children.
DeMarco Botts, 31, of Somerville, was sentenced to three years of community control on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments. Botts was further ordered to pay court costs and obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation.
Samuel Spice, 26, of Lewisburg, was sentenced to three years of community control on charges of aggravated possession of drugs and possession of drug abuse instruments. Botts was further ordered to pay court costs and undergo substance abuse treatment.
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