Swanton man sentenced for sex offense


Staff Report



The following individuals were sentenced recently by Judge James E. Barber in Fulton County Common Pleas Court, according to prosecutor Scott Haselman.

William Box, 51, of Swanton previously pleaded guilty to three counts of voyeurism. During the months of November and December 2015, and March 17-18, 2016, he took photos of a minor while she was partially dressed.

He was sentenced to two years of community control, and ordered to: pay prosecution costs; pay a $500 fine; have no contact with the victims; stay out of bars; not possess or consume alcohol or illegal substances; complete the Sex Offender Treatment Program in Napoleon; have no unsupervised contact with any female minors; not possess any phone with a camera; not possess or purchase any pornographic materials; serve 30 days in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for 12 days served and the remaining 18 days with work release; and register as a Tier I sex offender, which requires annual registration for 15 years.

Failure to comply could result in 11 months in prison for each count, to be served concurrently.

Derek Hazel, 28, of Swanton previously pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. On April 15, 2016, he possessed fetanyl.

He was sentenced to two years of community control, and ordered to: pay prosecution and court-appointed attorney costs; pay a $500 fine; successfully complete treatment at Recovery Services of Northwest Ohio, and all aftercare; serve three days in the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, with credit for time served; and surrender his driver’s license for six months.

Failure to comply could result in 11 months in prison.

Kevin McFarland, 24, of Swanton, previously pleaded guilty to aggravated possession of drugs. On May 7, 2016, he possessed morphine.

He was sentenced to two years of community control, and ordered to: pay prosecution and court-appointed counsel costs; complete his GED; seek and maintain employment; stay out of bars; not possess or consume alcohol; serve five days in CCNO, with credit for time served; and successfully complete the program at Recovery Services of Ohio and all aftercare.

Failure to comply could result in 11 months in prison.

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