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Man arrested for having sex with pool raft

TNS Regional News • Jul 10, 2013 at 9:20 PM

A Hamilton man repeatedly arrested for public indecency has again been indicted after a child saw him engaging in sex with a rubber raft last month, according to police.

Edwin Charles Tobergta, 34, of 1320 Harmon Ave., was arrested June 17 for allegedly stepping out his back door naked at about 1:20 p.m. and having “sexual relations with a rubber pool float,” according to the Hamilton police report.

Tobergta was inducted by a Butler County grand jury today for pubic indecency, a fifth-degree felony. If convicted, he faces 12 months behind bars.

Tobergta is currently in the Butler County Jail for violation of his community control in a 2011 conviction for misdemeanor public indecency.

In August 2011, Tobergta, was arrested at his home after he was seen engaging in sexual conduct with a pink inflatable swimming pool raft, according to police records. The incident allegedly occurred in an alley behind his home. The witness, who was the owner of the raft, reported to police that the suspect took the raft with him after being shouted at to stop, according to records.

Tobergta has been arrested at least five times previously for similar offenses, according to Hamilton Municipal Court records. He was indicted in May 2010 for tampering with evidence and possessing criminal tools; and after a July 2008 conviction for felony public indecency, he was sentenced to community control and required to seek mental health services.

He is scheduled to be arraigned July 23 before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Charles Pater.


By Lauren Pack - Hamilton JournalNews, Ohio (MCT)

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