Wakeman cop guilty of public indecency

WAKEMAN - A Wakeman reserve police officer, who also is a Strongsville youth football coach, will be sentenced Nov. 7 in Berea Municipal Court for two counts of public indecency. Deusenberry is accused of being engaged in an undisclosed sexual activity in a Cleveland Metroparks bathroom with members of the same sex, prosecutors said in local reports.
Cary Ashby
Jul 25, 2010

 

WAKEMAN - A Wakeman reserve police officer, who also is a Strongsville youth football coach, will be sentenced Nov. 7 in Berea Municipal Court for two counts of public indecency.

Deusenberry is accused of being engaged in an undisclosed sexual activity in a Cleveland Metroparks bathroom with members of the same sex, prosecutors said in local reports.

On Sept. 26, Daniel J. Deusenberry, 26, of Strongsville, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of the two charges stemming from incidents on March 30 and June 25. Court records show Metro Park Police Lt. Mark Carney filed both citations July 25 against Deusenberry, who is married with children.

Former Wakeman Police Chief Don Newbill hired the Strongsville resident as a reserve officer Feb. 11, 2000.

Sgt. Josh Milchen said Deusenberry was placed on unpaid "administrative leave pending resignation" as of July 24. He noted that being a reserve officer means it's a volunteer position.

"(There is) nothing in his file as far as any write-ups," Milchen said.

Current Chief Tim Hunker and Wakeman Law Director Randy Strickler were unavailable for comment this morning.

"If he doesn't resign, my recommendation is termination," Hunker told Channel 3 News.

Channel 3 tried to talk with Deusenberry at his Strongsville home. He declined an on-camera interview, but said he's now getting help for what he calls "deviant sexual behavior."

Mark Hopkins, a parent and the commissioner of the youth football league where Deusenberry coached, didn't know about the man's crime when he suspended him three weeks ago. The coach had failed to get a background check required of all coaches in that league.

"I'll change some things. I won't be as nice of a guy to volunteers, said Hopkins. "I'll make sure they're done sooner than three weeks ago and required before they step on the field."

Comments

norwalk onlooke...

im glad wakeman p.d is screeening its cops!!
they have a few more on there that need removed!!!
they dont brush their hair or take showers!
its funny they said that the old chief hired him like hunker doesnt want to look bad ,he could fire him anytime!!
what they fail to tell is this is hunkers friend!!! lol
and why is sgt back in the paper! if the chief doesnt make a comment why is the sgt?
i think josh will be the next chief! lol
he might do a better job if he stays awake long enough!!!
good luck wakeman maybe its time to move out this way!!!!

WAKEMAN RESIDEN...

I JUST WANT TO SAY TO "NORWALK ONLOOKER" THAT THEY SHOULDNT SAY BAD THINGS ABOUT WAKEMANS POLICE DEPT. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT YOU KNOW WAY TO MUCH ABOUT WAKEMAN TO NOT LIVE IN WAKEMAN, MAYBE YOU HAVE RECIECED A FEW TICKETS AND THAT IS WERE THE BAD MOUTHING COMES FROM. AT LEAST WAKEMAN IS SCREENING THEIR COPS AND WAKEMAN HAS COUGHT QUITE A FEW SEXUAL PREDITURS LATLY. I DONT SEE ANY OTHER TOWN IN THE AREA DOING THAT. AND I PERSONALY THINK CHIEF HUNKER IS A WOUNDERFUL PERSON. HE HAS PERSONALY HELPED ME OUT PLANTY OF TIMES AND I AM GREATFUL TO HIM!

Dear Wakeman re...

Whoa! Spell check RIGHT AWAY! It would be WOUNDER-FUL if you actually knew how to spell the words instead of just sounding them out. Wow. PLANTY of spelling errors.

lol (Anonymous)

most of the sexual crimes you arrest for seem to be coming straight out of your own dept!!!!!
OH WELL WAKEMAN STILL GETTING LAUGHTED AT!!!
YA GREAT CHIEF! LOL
SEEN HIM ON THE NEWS!!!
shouldnt he just fire the guy ?????
like i said great cheif.sounds like the wakeman resident is one of "his " officers! cant spell and hunker does him favors?
what kind of favors????

dear wakemen re...

Wakemen has been a speed trap for years.And the reserve rent a cop program is there to save a buck not a resident.

this is too goo...

please dont laugh at sgt.michens spelling,he has a long night working third shift,he cant seem to wake up in the mornings!! lol(aka wakeman resident)i did have a question,i live near wakeman and do aggree wakeman is a speed trap!
i have heard that hunker has cancer??
anyone know if thats true????
also i have heard that this guy deusenberry was tellimg everyone hunker would never fire him ,beacuse he had something on hunker!! anyone else hear that?? if so what would he have on hunker???
makes me have to ask the question since this guy was just arrested for a sex crime and then someone posted that hunker didnt fire him????
anywhere else would have!! right?? norwalk pd wouldnt have put up with this!!!
only in wakeman

i know i will b...

deusenberry, must be a republican?And i am wondering if he had been caught having sex with a woman, instead of another man, would he be asked to resign,or face expulsion? isn't this sexual discrimination,in the way that this is being handled?what he did is not acceptable from an officer of the law, but isn't he allowed to persue his own sexual interests, as long as they are adults as well? just wondering?

Disturbed (Anon...

This "man" who was arrested has issues that go back years...He does not live anywhere near Wakeman...he lives in Strongsville. This was in/on the news not for him being a part-time cop, but for lying about his status as a cop in an attempt to get around a manditory background check for a youth football league. The police/arrest report is very descriptive and disgusting as to what Deusenberry was doing...receiving anal sex ...giving oral sex...mutual masterbation...all while wearing red g-string underwear. That's how they caught him...he was doing this for a long time and they have it on video. He always showed up in these "underwear". Check it out for yourselves....go to the Rocky River Ranger Station in the Cleveland Metroparks...it is public record and available to anyone, and you don't have to give/leave your name. I would not want this guy as a cop in my city or coaching my kids....would you? If he was able to live this alternative lifestyle for years while hiding it from his wife....what else has he done or is he capable of?

rangerdik (Anon...

If it was a man and a woman, this wouldn't be a news story.

smalltowner (An...

You people are missing the whole point. The man is a sick pervert and needs to be out away for along long long time. Personally I don't think he deserves to see the light of day until the end of time. All this other crap about the Wakeman P.D. is just a bunch of wind that needs to be aired on another issue not this one. This should be just about the sicko and nothing else.

grossed out (An...

birds of a feather flock together! right??
well cheif hunker use to ride along with him alot.(deusenberry)
as much as hunker likes to talk to the media ,this is the first time he had sgt milchen make a statment. didnt he have anything to say about this? (or was he worried that if he said something that deusenberry might have something to say as well) just wondering!
why dont hunker ride along with the sgt and keep him awake at night on his shift??? lol

outsider (Anonymous)

Again, small town small minds. The Police Chief, Sergeant,and Officers must be doing their jobs if alot of you are mad at them. Unlike some of you living on welfare sitting at home on your computers. The real issue is no one is perfect and for those who commit crimes it is the courts to decide their punishment not you or I. By the way it sounds as if some of you may be ex employees of Wakeman P.D. I wounder why? Yes, Please spell check for the rest of us. Do they teach spelling in Wakeman schools?

Whats that smel...

Comment deleted for profanity.

yes tim (Anonymous)

you could start with your own officers since they are supposed to be our role models! i hope josh gets delt with by you or the mayor! he was wrong i hope you figure it out!
and if you would use your name it might keep your officers from bashing the villagers!
i think you need to sit down and have a talk with your enemies!! you might find out some new facts!!!
just a thought!

grossed out (An...

hello outsider,
what i think you fail to understand is it says the time you write your comment by your name,most poeple go to bed (who get up for work in the morning )before 3 am.
that leads me to believe it must be the sgt from wakeman josh milchen,what i want to know is why he would be online when he was supposed to be protection the people of wakeman!! and i cant speak for everyone on here but i have a full time job and went to college. and i never got a ticket in wakeman but i did get stopped!! lol
and to whats that smell,i think there is more than one officer that need soap,have you seen wakemans female officers???? they need a brush and soap!! they are straight out of welfare office!!! im glad wakeman hires retards!

resp. to whats ...

THATS WHY CHEIF HUNKER PUT THAT STINKY COP ON MON-FRIDAY 3RD SHIFTS! SO WAKEMAN VILLAGERS WONT HAVE TO SMELL HIM!!!
MAYBE WE SHOULD SEND HIM A BAR OF SOAP AND A PILLOW!!!!! LOL

Shady (Anonymous)

Did anyone notice that Strickler (Wakeman Law Director) is Deusenbery's Attorney? Check it out...he is listed as such on the Berea Court website. HMMMMMMM?!!????

question (Anonymous)

is cancer contagious??dan deusenberry had bowel/intestine cancer and now hunker has cancer, just wondering they rode together alot.

resingation pe...

WAKEMAN,,,, DID ANYONE ELSE SIGN THE PETITION TO ASK FOR CHIEF TIM HUNKERS RESIGNATION? I KNOW ITS GOING AROUND WAKEMAN TO PRESENT TO COUNCIL,WATCH FOR IT!!!!

pope ottomus (A...

would this story be front page news if he was having sex with a woman at the metroparks??if the fact that he is having gay sex is what offends everyone, then i think he is being sexually discriminated against. yes what he did was certainly wrong.. but is it being blown way up because it was gay sex?? and since when is it legal to put camera's inside of bathrooms?? i always that that it was against the law to photograph anyone while they are using the bathroom??

Shady (Anonymous)

Hey pope....are you nuts? I think this made the news because he tried to lie his way around a background check to coach youth football. 8&9 year old boys. It is not illegal to be gay....it is illegal to have sex (gay or straight) in a public area. These men were doing some sick things in a PUBLIC PARK restroom only a few feet away from a playground for kids. What if a child had to use the bathroom and walked in on these sickos? Someone earlier had said that Deusenberry was seen wearing red g-string underwear!!!(It's in the police report) He certainly has severe mental issues. He is married (to a woman) and they have kids. HE IS SICK!!!!

RE question (An...

RE:Question....It now makes you wonder why Deusenberry had problems with his colon!!!???

WONDERING (Anon...

WHERE IS HUNKERS CANCER??
IS IT IN THE SAME SPOT?

to shady (Anonymous)

i like how you think you must be a cop!!! lol
hopefully not on wakeman pd if so god bless ya!! but you are right! they werent just in the bathrooms in the car too!!

nasty! (Anonymous)

i dont understand whats happening to wakeman pd!!!!!
we just need to bring back chief newbill!!
he never would have stood for this!
josh sleeping and making comments to media,deusenberry taking a leave from the dept to battle his cancer and then having hanky-panky on the side and the hunker saying he should be fired???
does hunker still think hes the sgt? someone should let him know he is the chief!!!
FIRE HUNKER AND DEUSENBERRY!!!!!
but who am i according to "outsider"(WHO WROTE HIS COMMENT AT 3 AM ),a small minded wakeman villager who cant spell and our schools suck yet, he works here 11;00 pm till 7;00 am or should i say sleeps here5 days a week.
if you dont like our town sgt milchen you can work somewhere else! i have lived here for almost 70 yrs and i have seen lots of police sgt come and go same as with chiefs. dont think your not replaceable!!!

DID ANYBODY IN ...

...EVER TAKE SPELLING AND GRAMMER IN THE ONE ROOM SCHOOL HOUSE??

Cast your vote ...

Hey all,

So I'm think that the Wakeman Residents should audition for the Jerry Springer Show!!! What do you guys think?? We have some good criteria. Trailer park trash, cheating Husbands, trash talking, inbread hillbilly stuff! and people how don't practice good hygiene. So cast your vote today. +1 for me.

WTF? (Anonymous)

Deusenberry never had cancer!!!??? He had a colonoscopy which came back negative. That's just another one of his BS stories that he has told through the years. Don't believe anything that Deusenberry has ever said.....

Blue Oyster (An...

If anyone who wants to join me..... I'll be at the Lagoon RT. 60 North in Wakeman, next to the Eagles club... With my hot pink thong on, and anal lube ready to go. Should be there around 2300..... so hit me up, I'll have the back door open for you, if you know what I mean. Please Don't tell the Park Rangers.

cast your vote ...

hey josh, if you dont like wakeman get another job!!!!
i feel safe with you driving around all night !!,(when you could care less about the village or its people!!!)

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