Area man convicted of multiple sex charges

Authorities say 39-year-old had sexual relationship with female relative, starting when she was 3.
Cary Ashby
Sep 10, 2013
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A former Berlin Heights man faces about 30 years in prison on recent sex-related convictions involving three juveniles.

Jeffrey N. Clyde, 39, now of Huron, was convicted of sexual battery, gross sexual imposition, corrupting another with drugs and disseminating material harmful to juveniles. Erie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Jared Oliver said Clyde had a sexual relationship with a female relative.

"This case started years and years ago in Huron County. The Norwalk Police Department investigated the original complaint," Oliver said. "When it started, she (the victim) was 3 years old. That was when the original rape complaint came in."

Clyde's bench trial before Erie County Common Pleas Judge Tygh Tone started Aug. 26, according to court records. The trial lasted several weeks.

The defendant was convicted Friday. Oliver said Clyde was acquitted of multiple rape charges involving the same girl, but was found guilty of compelling prostitution and attempted pandering obscenity involving minors. The victims were a boy and a girl who were about 16 or 17.

"He asked them to participate in a pornographic film. He offered them money to do so," Oliver said.

The Berlin Heights Police Department investigated one of the rape allegations.

"We assisted the Berlin Heights Police Department. We took over the investigation at their request," Oliver said.

An Erie County grand jury indicted Clyde in late August 2011 on an eight-count indictment, according to court records.

Clyde will be classified a Tier III sex offender, which will require him to register his address for the rest of his life.

After the trial ended, the judge revoked Clyde's bond. That means he will remain in the Erie County Jail until he is sentenced Sept. 20.

Erie County Assistant Prosecutor Jeanne Lippert, who represented the state, couldn't be reached for comment Monday.

 

Comments

Whopper2013

I would like to know the same thing about my comment. It, much like yours @Seen It all was not inappropriate/name calling/picking a fight or presuming guilt. How could it be presuming guilt when he was found guilty

Seen it All

EXACTLY! Trial is over.... he is GUILTY!

Sarrak

Your comments were presuming guilt on the charges this fellow was found "not guilty". He was not convicted of any rape 3 year old or otherwiise. Please read the article.

gene44870

Moderators have removed this comment because it contained Personal attacks (including: name calling, presumption of guilt or guilt by association, insensitivity, or picking fights).

Scranton Tibbs

BINGO

oatie

For one people should know the whole story/case before they comment...that is whats wrong with this world everyone is out to hang someone just from what the news paper reports, countless times they report bs.

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Spieth

Wow, I lived in Milan around 1988 and this family lived just off the Milan Square there. He was a weirdo even at 13; I stayed way clear of him. I think Chief Ward liked him though cause he got to send him to juvi so much.

Godhelpus44857

He was a weirdo at 13? And you stayed way clear of him? Wow.....you must know him so well since you stayed so clear of him. You do not know anything about his childhood or the ignorant comment wouldn't have even been made.....just another nobody trying to be relevent, huh???!!!

oatie

Ive known him since he was 17 never came across weird to me loved hanging out with him never no trouble. Was with him every day for yrs he is just quiet and didnt care for most ppl so he kept to himself.

Godhelpus44857

Thanks Oatie....you know people may not understand this but we are grieving like a death has taken place and I am trying to not get upset by people's comments because they only know what they read but the ones that pretend to know just so they can appear important....just can't keep my mouth shut!!!!

Whopper2013

I am guessing that Godhelpus44857 is probably his sister or Mother.

Godhelpus44857

What difference does it make who I am???

Seen it All

Probably! ONLY family can/will defend sick individuals like this. He was found GUILTY by a jury of his peers, yet they want to scream, yell, jump up and down how nobody knows the story. Pitiful!

Godhelpus44857

At what point did I defend him on anything in the article?

Seen it All

Just screaming the article is inaccurate ... why would the police who investigated this sick crime lie to the journalist about a case that is now essentially closed? Any ideas there? (I'm sure you do have SOMETHING else to say!)

Godhelpus44857

I did not say anyone lied I said it was inaccurate. You do clearly read and write English???!!!

itsnotme

Actually, they way I read it was it was a bench trial...a JUDGE found him guilty.

Scranton Tibbs

Godhelpus44857 - "I just can't keep my mouth shut". We noticed. Most honest thing you've said today. This broad is windy.

Godhelpus44857

Well Scranton keep getting you to notice and respond so I would say right back at you Babe

Scranton Tibbs

You're my entertainment tonight. Please don't stop ;-)

Godhelpus44857

And you must be a Maynard?! Please enlighten me what dishonest thing I have said?

Scranton Tibbs

I'm no relation. I know nobody in this story. I'm just imagining you sitting at the computer chain smoking Benson & Hedges and drinking Pepsi while spending the day on here going off. Honestly this is better than anything on cable tonight.

Seen it All

LOL too funny!

Scranton Tibbs

Just sayin. Dudes a chimer. Guilty as sin. He likes kids. Why the fam is on here pointing fingers at everyone has me baffled.

Godhelpus44857

Maybe you should re-read my posts before you comment.

Godhelpus44857

Now comes the personal attacks....so mature...I have not once attacked you until you directed your venom at me. You read an article and suddenly anyone that has any opinion that isn't in line with your way of thinking is subject to abuse from you? I guess it takes all kinds....still good to know ignorance and intolerance is alive in well in good ole bible thumping communities.

Scranton Tibbs

Oh my god just finish the bottle of Wild Irish Rose and call it a night. You're like the crazy aunt that is losing her mind because junior can't keep his hands off the little ones. Don't blame me.

Godhelpus44857

And how would you describe yourself my dear? You have clearly been on here all day posting your comments....hmmmm let me imagine....since you have referenced Pepsi, cigarettes and now alcohol, I can only imagine what you have to offer. I am almost sure now you are a Maynard. Such pillars of the community. I feel so blessed and privileged to even have your attention.....lmao!!!!

Scranton Tibbs

I don't have much to offer. But I don't have sex with three year olds either. So you probably wouldn't like me.

Godhelpus44857

I don't have sex with children either. I find it repulsive. And again I ask you at what point have I defended HIM but rather said there is inaccuracies and even conseeded more people should have been charged?! So why the attacks by you?

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