Plea bargain pending in case involving man accused of sexually assaulting a mentally-challenged Norwalk teen

Authorities say suspect confessed to having sexual intercourse with teen whom he held down after entering home through bedroom window.
Cary Ashby
Oct 18, 2012

The case of a man accused of sexually assaulting a mentally-challenged Norwalk teen could be resolved with a guilty plea Friday morning.

John L. McBride Jr., 29, of Springfield, is charged with sexual battery in connection with a July 16 incident at a Norwalk mobile home. Huron County Sheriff's Detective Bill Duncan investigated the case.

McBride is accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old Norwalk girl with mental disabilities at her mobile home while he was visiting his girlfriend in the city. Deputies have said McBride reportedly entered the victim's home through her bedroom window, held her down and had sex with her. McBride is believed to have left through the same window.

"He confessed to having sexual intercourse with (the victim). ... He also admitted to knowing she has (a) limited mental capacity," Capt. Ted Patrick said soon after McBride was arrested at his girlfriend's house.

After a lengthy meeting behind closed doors with Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler and public defender David Longo, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway announced the attorneys are working on a "possible resolution."

To read more about this case, see the story published in Thursday's Reflector.

Comments

Sit n Spin

Midnight Oil.....How do we sleep when our beds are burning perv ?

Brock Lee

i vote castration

swiss family

stop with all of the Plea Bargaining.... convict these criminals for what they actually did, a and what you can prove that they did and send them away for their MAXIMUM sentence... this is getting very sad.. Prosecutor and Judge!!!!your job is to protect the people...DO YOUR JOB!!!!

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swiss cheese kat

swiss family for Judge.

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swiss cheese kat

swiss family for Prosecutor.

ladydye_5

How can he plead it down when he ADMITTED to doing it? I agree Swiss this is what is wrong with the country. We always tell people to own up and admit what they did, this guy ADMITTED it and they still found a way to mess it up!