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

Please stop (An...

You guys our making the PD look bad, please stop this bashing.I wonder what the public thinks of us now?? If you guys hate each other so much, put the boxing gloves on, and take this outside like men. And dont hide behind a computer!! We all our Brothers in Blue, we need to help each other through good times and bad. I hope that other local police and sheriff departments dont read all this crap. We our sworn professional. God Bless

wakeman pd (Ano...

I have been around the pd for many years, i think that there is a law suite in the making and hunk you might want to advice your officers to stop that crap on here!
you go to the accademy and they teach you to understand the public aint goning to like you, but you dont feed the fire.it really makes you look bad,i know that stuff didnt come from the cancels.
you are investigators, think !!!
the only bad thing i would say is mr milchen said it was raining outside ,i would go look!
good luck!

Officer for jus...

I would have to agree now with "please stop" and the others that have pointed out that this has gone way too far. Everyone has avoided the issue within the article. Eveyone is using the fact that no one has to put their name up to hide their faces. I am no different only because i need not be the one to bear the brunt of the public's scorn. People are starting to threaten law suits, investigations, and the like. Maybe instead of threats we all need to learn to live like adults and act the same. This has gotten way out of hand. People need to stop, wheather you are in support or not. If you do support continue and if you don't support then maybe you can find another way to voice your concerns. It's just sad that our students and young may be reading these as well and we are doing nothing but showing how juvenile we all can be. Let's set the example and act our ages.

pissed (Anonymous)

Hey, If you are going to riun someone's personal life why don't you have the balls to leave your name!

hey pissed (Ano...

ya,well no one has left there name! i agrree,many names have been dragged in the mud!no one will so why bother!!

Bang your head....

Ok now, has everybody in Wakeman put their 2 cents in here? I see 65 comments posted, isn't that ALL of Wakeman?

WAKEMAN RESIDEN...

OKAY FIRST OF ALL I WAS OUT TRICK-O-TREATING AND I SEEN THE COP PLENTY OF TIMES. I BELIEVE THAT THE PEOPLE ON HERE NEED TO LOOK AT THE MAIN TOPIC, NOT BAD MOUTHING THE PEOPLE OF WAKEMAN. WE ARE NOT ALL HILLBILLYS AND NON-EDUCATED RETARDS. YES MOST OF US ARE FARMERS WHO BY THE WAY IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER SUPPLY THE FOOD THAT YOU EAT EVERYDAY! SO PLEASE FOR THE SAKE OF WAKEMAN STOP ALL OF THIS CRAZINESS AND GET BACK TO THE MAIN TOPIC.

The main topic ...

Wakeman is full of trash, all that is there is trash and all that ever came out of Wakeman is trash.............................. and speeding tickets.

i seen no cop (...

Most years the police officer on duty passes out stickers and talks to the kids,not this year!

maybe you seen the cop because you where up at the station mr mormon.

any on else (An...

did anyone else see a cop on sunday between 3-5 ???(other than hunkers followers)

Re:any on else ...

Get over it already! That was 3 days ago, nothing happened, nobody got hurt, what is your problem?? GET OVER IT!

tax dollars at ...

I for one voted for the police tax levy.if you recall it passed by only a few votes!
if i could go back and vote no i would after reading all this on here and im sure alot of other voters do too!!
there are some nasty wakeman p.d officers on here who dont live here and work a few hours a month and think they can go around peeing on everyons tree to mark there territory!
i will warn the chief ,if you want us to vote for your police dept you better control their internet uses and tell them to get out on our streets!
im tired of this! chief we want a poilce dept. if you cant run it then maybe we should do like kipton!
wpd officers,either move here or shut up!!!
we dont care what your pee brians think of our town! you use the village to hold your license with ths state and you come here and treat us like crap because you wear a badge! get over yourself!!
im really disapointed in the chief!! i thought he was good for the village but im seeing hes not!
i have supported the police for more years than most of your reserve officers have been alive and this is the thanks we get???
no one wants to leave a name because of your officers!
i hope that hunker moves on and finds work else where.
and im so happy the mayors race and council is up for vote.
like they say stop b*tchen and do something! we can all vote!! mrs dillion is the only one who will stand up for our town,mr morman is a hunker buddy adn the other lady cathy fry is a joke.
i hope people will really think about this.
W.PD NEED NOT RESPOND TO THIS!!!
WE ARE ALL TIRED OF YOUR CRAP ON HERE!!!!!!!!

Reg: Your tax d...

If you don't like our Dept, or town. Move to Cleveland. It will take a Patrolman in Cleveland two hours to respond to a call. WPD has some good Officers still working on the Dept. So If an Officer only workes a few hours a month, that makes them a bad cop in your book. I think the solution here is that we all need to work together as a team "the Police Dept, and the public" to mold us in to a better dept, and work out the problems, with the public and the issues goiog on. Oh yeah, thanks for your vote. You know if people would just stop posting comments on here, the fighting would stop, your only poring gas on the fire. GOD JOB WAKEMAN PD!!!!!!!!

Reg: Your tax d...

If you don't like our Dept, or town. Move to Cleveland. It will take a Patrolman in Cleveland two hours to respond to a call. WPD has some good Officers still working on the Dept. So If an Officer only workes a few hours a month, that makes them a bad cop in your book. I think the solution here is that we all need to work together as a team "the Police Dept, and the public" to mold us in to a better dept, and work out the problems, with the public and the issues goiog on. Oh yeah, thanks for your vote. You know if people would just stop posting comments on here, the fighting would stop, your only poring gas on the fire. Good JOB WAKEMAN PD!!!!!!!!

are you a cop? ...

reg. tax dollars?
are you a cop??

question for hu...

ok so why dont wakeman p.d call a village meeting to all the public and let us ask quetions for hunker to answer!!!!!i know he will never do it!!!

Reg: Are you a ...

Nope, I just live in the town and know some guys on the Dept.

Reg: ? for Hunk...

I'm for it, we should get a meeting together!! and get all this anger off our chest.

mr.morman? (Ano...

so you are mr morman,
there are only a few people that would stick up for hunker!!

mr morman runni...

owns furneral home

an observation....

which one of you "Git 'er Done" fellas is gonna stop all this whining first? Ya'll sound like a bunch of whiney sissys.

an observation....

Good job. Stay quiet.

Git 'er Done (A...

Did anyone else see the Plain Dealer today? An aids activist wrote a letter to the editor defending Deusenberry for being gay. I guess he can't lie his way out of this one....

WHY (Anonymous)

WHY DO YOU AD FUEL TO THE FIRE OBSERVATION?? MUST BE JOSH BEING BORED!!!

James A. Morman...

Please do not use my name in the "Name" line of your comments. The box says name and it should rightfully contain the name of the person typing the message. Although it should be obvious that the one particular post is not mine because I believe I can spell "funeral" correctly. I have never nor will I ever post anything here without using my name.

I have also stated before and will state again that I will not engage in a dialogue with anyone who will not reveal their identity. If you feel afraid to reveal yourself here then please feel free to contact me privately.

pope ottomus (A...

if senator Craig, can keep his job... why can't this man??

James Morman (A...

Using someone else's name is totally uncool.

Hey swiss chees...

the huge deal is he is a police officer it is against the law to engage in a sexual act in public. He did break the law! He is also a volunteer who didnt have a background check and was helping coach a kids football team i.e. there are little boys on that team he engaged in a sex act with another man and he is married. Who knows if he would try something with a kid. You cant trust anyone. You dont think that poses a problem?? Go back and read the actual article idiot.

T$Robinson.... ...

i don't understand what the hugh deal is? he is a police officer, not trying to become the pope! yes, what he did was illegal, andshould never be done in public, but everyone breaks the law in some way or another,everyday,that's the chance that you take.. i believe that he should be punished for his illegal activities, but lose his job?? i think thats uncalled for totally, and certainly the punishment does not fit the crime

speak it (Anonymous)

POLICE ARE HELD TO A HIGH DEGREE THAN THE PUBLIC!
HE IS A RESERVE OFFICER NOT PAID SO HE LOOSES NOTHING! FIRE HIM AND LETS GET ON WITH IT! HUNKER GROW A SET!

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