Medina County Courthouse

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Lodi Man Changes Plea to Sex Charges

Linton B. Auble of LaVista West in Lodi, Ohio, appeared in Judge Kimbler's courtroom on Monday, August 9, with his attorney. As Judge Kimbler read the three charges of Gross Sexual Imposition to him, he entered a plea of "no contest" to each charge. Each charge alleged that the victim was under the age of 13 at the time of the offense.

Prior to taking the change of plea, Judge Kimbler explained to Mr. Auble that each charge is a third degree felony and carries a possible prison sentence of one year to five years. Each charge is also a Tier II sex offense. This means that Mr. Auble will have to register as a sex offender for 25 years, with in person verification of his residence every 180 days.

After taking the change of plea, Judge Kimbler ordered a pre-sentence investigation by the Medina County Adult Probation Department. Judge Kimbler will impose sentence on September 23, 2010. Due to an ongoing medical problem of Mr. Auble's, the State did not seek revocation of his bond. Mr. Auble will remain on bond until September 23.

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