Crawford County indictment list: Life in prison possible for alleged rapist


By Russ Kent - Galion Inquirer



BUCYRUS —A 36-year-old Lexington man, indicted in June on three counts of rape and other charges, has additionally been indicted on 100 counts of child pornography.

Arthur A. Sorenson Jr., in July was arraigned 12 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor and 88 counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

All are felonies. He already faces life in prison. In April, a 14-year-old boy accused Sorensen of repeated sex acts in 2017. Those allegations led to the June indictment. Subsequent investigations led to the additional charges.

His bond has been set at $2 million. and he remains in the Crawford County Jail.

According to Crawford County Prosecutor Matthew Crall,Sorensen volunteeredas an assistant scout master with a Lexington-based troop of the Boy Scouts of America, from 2002-2005, and from 2008-2016.

Before he was terminated in 2016, Crall said the Boy Scouts of America had received at least two complaints against Sorensen.

Also on Monday, Crall made public a list of people indicted by the July grand jury and by the first edition of the August grand jury in Crawford County. A total of 47 cases, with 219 charges, were served. Seventeen cases, with a total of 28 charges, were unserved as sealed.

More indictments

John P. Boyer, IV — Burglary (F2).

Buffy Jo Bowen — Possession of Drugs, methamphetamines (F5), tempering with evidence (F3) endangering children (M1)A.

Alec Vernon Webb — Burglary (F2).

Alyssa R. Rider — Possession of drugs, heroin (F5), possession of drugs, C (F5), possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Christina M. Martin — Possession of a controlled substance, Lisdexamfetamine (F5), possession of a controlled substance, Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone (F5), possession of marijuana (MM), possession of drug paraphernalia (MM).

Adam Smith — Tampering with evidence (F3) falsification (M1), carrying a concealed weapon (M1), possessing drug abuse instruments (2), resisting arrest (M2), possession of marijuana (MM), possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia (MM).

Justin R. Ratleff — Receiving stolen property (F5).

Heidi Arms — Possession of drugs, methamphetamine (F2), trafficking in drugs, methamphetamine (F3), endangering children (F3), permitting drug abuse (F5).

Amy Daniels — Illegal conveyance of prohibited items into grounds of detention facility or institution (F3), tampering with evidence (F3), possession of drugs, methamphetamine (F5).

Megan C. Phillips — Obstructing justice (F5).

Brandi J. Vanderkooi — Possession of drugs, suboxone (F5).

Shellby Bell — Burglary (F2).

Michael L. Mullins — Possession of drugs Carisoprodol (F5).

Daniel D. Dillow — Three counts endangering children (F3); domestic violence (M1).

Dana L. Kincade — Burglary (F2).

Jason E. Candel — Illegal use of food stamps or WIC program (F5), misuse of credit cards (M1).

Steve E. Rowalt — Three counts tampering with evidence (F3), illegal use of food stamps or WIC program (F5).

Wyatt E. Caldwell — Four counts improper handling of firearms, four counts receiving stolen property (F4).

James E. Williams —Having weapons under disability (F3).

William M. Bauer — Possessions of drugs, Percocet (F5), possession of drug paraphernalia (M4), possession of drugs, Heroin (F4).

Clifford E. Stanley — Possession of drugs, Methampetamine) (F5).

James E. Shope — Possession of drugs, Heroin (F5), possession of drug abuse instruments (M2), possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Allen R. Henry Jr. — Burglary (F4).

Sarah M. Lewis — Possession of drugs, methamphetamine (F5), possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Shelley McCombs — Stopping after accident on non-public road (F4).

Marnie Cunduff — Two counts theft of drugs (F4), Possession of drugs (M1).

Rachel M. Kirk — Three counts endangering children (F3).

Cody A. Hicks — Possession of drugs, methamphetamine (F5).

Wesley S. Perdue — Trafficking in drugs, marijuana (F5).

Jeffrey M. Cramer — Having weapons under disability (F3), trafficing in drugs, marijuana (F5).

Anthony E. Scenters — Abduction (F3), domestic violence (F3).

John R. Friend II — Possession of drugs, methamphetamine (F5), possession of drugs, cocaine (F1), possession of drugs marijuana (F3), possession of drugs, hashish (F3), possession of drugs, marijuana (F5), possession of drugs, Oxydodone (F5), possession of a danger drugs, Gabapentin (F5).

Megan M. Williams — Possession of drugs, heroin and fentanl (F5).

Wrachel L. Burkes — Possession of drugs, methamphetamine, (F5), illegal conveyance of a prohibited items on the grounds of a detention facility or institution (F3), possession of drugs, cocaine (F5), possession of drugs, hashish (F3), possession of drugs, suboxone (M1), possession of marijuana (MM).

Brandon A. Gillespie — Domestic violence (F4).

Christopher E. Windsor — Possession of drugs, cocaine (F5), falsification (M1).

Dirk A. Bloom — Burglary (F2).

Ryan H. Taylor — Possession of drugs, cocaine (F5), possession of marijuana (MM), possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia (MM).

Seth M. Vent — Aggravated possession of drugs, methamphetamine (F3), possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

Wyatt Stapleton — Possession of drugs, heroin (F5), tampering with evidence (F3).

Tyler Wireman — Possession of drugs, heroin (F4), tampering with evidence (F3).

Kayce M. Gaspers — (Possession of drugs, heroin (F5), possession of drug abuse instruments (M2), possession of drug paraphernalia (M4).

James A. Strickland — Possession of drugs, methylphenidate/hydrochloride (F5), trafficking in drugs (F5), possession of marijuana (MM), possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia (MM).

Branden A. Stidam — Domestic violance (F3).

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By Russ Kent

Galion Inquirer