Lima — A Lima man (one of whom was reportedly under the age of 13) was sentenced to serious sexual coercion on suspicion of unwanted sexual contact with a minor and refused in a prosecution Thursday. Had a $ 100,000 bond cut request.
Joshua McFerron, 31, was temporarily admitted to the Allen County Plea Court and acquitted one misdemeanor and two felony charges.
McFerron was charged by a grand jury last month with three felony charges of sexual coercion. Four felony charges of serious sexual coercion. Misdemeanor count of sexual coercion. All alleged victims are minors. This act is said to have occurred between March and August 2020.
McFerron was accompanied by Lima’s lawyer Kenneth Rexford on Thursday. He said he has been in regular contact with McFerron since August of last year, when the investigation into the alleged case began.
In a petition filed in court at the end of last month, Rexford sought a reduction in McFerlon’s deposit and admitted that his client had previously been dismissed from the Allen County Treatment Court “for attempting to steal alcoholic beverages.” The Lima City Court Records include that he was not charged.
In 2017, McFerlon was found guilty of three felony attempts at a violent assault in the Plea Court in Allen County and sentenced to three years on probation.
At a hearing on Thursday, Rexford said McFerron had made such a choice, but if he did not, he had ample opportunity to flee the area. The lawyer said his client poses minimal risk to the community and called for a significant reduction in his ties.
The mother of one of the victims addressed Justice of the Peace Destiny Coldwell, who was acting for Judge Terry Colezer, in a fervent plea that McFerlon’s deposit remained at $ 100,000.
“My children are afraid of him,” said the woman. “It’s not okay to scare someone to children. I’m 100% against Joshua being detained (from prison).”
During the investigation, Allen County Prosecutor Jürgen Waldick said the victim’s suspect “will cause physical harm to his hands if the defendant reveals what is happening. “It became clear.”
Mr Waldick said McFerlon’s bond should remain in its original setting.
Coldwell denied the motion to reduce the bond and scheduled a pre-trial hearing in front of Judge Geoffrey Reed on July 22.
McFerron has reportedly gained some celebrity as The DadofTikTok and has more than 500,000 followers on popular social media platforms.
According to the website Distractify.com, McFerlon made an almost daily video with jokes about everyday life and being a parent and posted it on TikTok. He uses many of the app’s popular sounds in his content to create comedy content. The last video he posted to his account was June 16th.
Acquittal was entered on Thursday on behalf of Lima’s Joshua McFerron, 31, who was severely sexually abused on suspicion of unwanted physical contact with a minor. McFerron reportedly has more than 500,000 followers on social media platform TikTok and is posting a video under the name The DadofTikTok.
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