BUCYRUS – A Galion man was sentenced to a decade in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of rape, a first-degree felony, in Crawford County Common Pleas Court last week.
Maximino Hernandez, 52, was living in Galion and working as a dishwasher at El Tarasco restaurant in Galion when he was arrested on the charge. He is a Hispanic immigrant who had been living in the United States for less than one year before his arrest.
Judge Sean Leuthold sentenced Hernandez to 10 years in prison, one year less than the maximum allowed and Hernandez must register as a Tier III sexual offender when he is released from prison which requires him to report to the authorities in the county in which he resides or works for the rest of his lifetime although Hernandez could face deportation upon his release from prison.
A Galion man was sentenced to eight months in prison on one count of possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.
Joseph A. Sackman, 32, Mansfield, must also pay a $1,250 fine and his driver’s license was suspended for six months.
John Stanton, a former agent with Midland Insurance Agency in Galion, was sentenced three years of community control after he pleaded guilty to one count of fifth-degree felony theft in Crawford County Common Pleas Court this week.
As part of Stanton’s community control, he cannot have any position in the insurance industry.
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