November 26, 2015

Partly sunny

Former prison worker cleared in sex case

ELYRIA — A Lorain County jury cleared a former prison dietitian Wednesday of a sexual battery charge that had accused him of having a sexual relationship with an inmate in 2011. Richard Rodgers went on voluntary leave in August 2012 after a Lorain Correctional Institution inmate accused him of trading oral sex for smuggling alcohol Read More…

Woman accused of having sex with mentally disabled teen at request of boyfriend


ELYRIA – An Elyria woman is facing rape and sexual battery charges for allegedly having sexual relations with a mentally disabled 16-year-old boy. Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will said Sherrie Swingler, 35, engaged in sex with the boy, who has a mental age between 5 and 8, at the request of 47-year-old Gerald Bodiford. Will Read More…