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Former high school athletic trainer sentenced to year in prison

TNS Regional News • Jul 15, 2014 at 7:07 PM

A former athletic trainer at Clay High School who admitted to having sex with a 17-year-old student was sentenced Monday to a year in prison.

Melinda Rober, 36, of 2552 106th St., pleaded no contest and was found guilty June 5 of two counts of sexual battery in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

A former contract employee of ProMedica, Rober admitted she and a 17-year-old boy engaged in oral sex in the school’s football locker room on two occasions between December, 2011, and May 31, 2012. She also admitted having intercourse with the same young man at his home in Oregon between Sept. 1, 2012 and Oct. 31, 2012.

Judge Gary Cook also classified her as a sex offender who must register her address with the sheriff in the county where she lives every 90 days for the rest of her life.

While her attorney, Stephen Hartman, asked the court to postpone imposing the sentence until he can request an appeal bond from Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals, Judge Cook denied his request saying the sentence was appropriate.


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