Medina County Courthouse

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Westfield Man Found Guilty of GSI

Michael G. Huffman of Westfield Road in Westfield Township was found guilty of one count of Gross Sexual Imposition, a fourth degree felony, by Judge James L. Kimbler on Friday, June 10. The verdict followed a non-jury trial on June 3, 2011. The indictment alleged that Mr. Huffman had sexual contact with a fifteen year old girl who was with her mother at Mr. Huffman's apartment. The victim and her mother were staying with Mr. Huffman because the electricity had been cut off to their home and they needed a  place to stay.

During the trial, the victim testified that Mr. Huffman had groped her when her mother was sleeping. The victim also testified that Mr. Huffman had been drinking alcoholic beverages prior to groping her. Following the announcement of his verdict, Judge Kimbler granted the State's motion to revoke Mr. Huffman's bond. He was then remanded to the Medina County Jail pending the imposition of sentence. Judge Kimbler ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Judge Kimbler will impose sentence on July 14, 2011 at 8:30 am.

During the trial the State was represented by Assistant Medina County Prosecutor Matt Razavi. Mr. Huffman was represented by Attorneys John Celebrezze and Micheal Ash.

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