MANSFIELD — A former Richland County commissioner must report to a parole officer for the next five years after being released from prison.
David F. Swartz, 74, served eight years in prison for two counts of gross sexual imposition and misdemeanor intimidation of a crime victim. Swartz had sexual contact with a 12-year-old girl in 1996 and 1997. He also admitted to telling her “to be quiet” about the abuse during a phone conversation.
That conversation happened in February 2004, 18 days after Swartz pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery for abusing another girl from 2000 to 2004. Swartz told investigators that abuse began when the girl was about 6 years old.
Visiting Judge Otho Eyster sentenced Swartz to four years on each of the gross sexual imposition charges and an additional four-year combined sentence on the sexual battery charges in April 2004.
Swartz was released from Lorain Correctional Institution in March after serving his complete sentence.
Here’s what some are saying so far! – Funny how it says there’s ONLY 4 COMMENTS. I guess they (MNJ) web censors only think 4 are worth reading?
Here they are;
Ester Jean Cyrus · Top Commenter
Day after day we see folks on County parole continue to be violent offenders, for we have seen as of late where one offender of late who was left off parole by Judge Ault, even after he was caught offending his ex-wife when he was to have no contact with,then he injured a little girl, and then fought with arresting officers.
Where is the JUSTICE in this town, and why is THIS MAN getting protected?. You want to know more, you have to join Mansfielders Perspective to find out, because we won’t hear it in this rag!