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

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

ferball14

Hang him by his toes and tickle his nose....

David Deerest.

Stick a 'ferball14' down his throat.

dogmama2

Having had my own issues with Berlin Heights Police Force, I am AMAZED they did an investigation. Hey Charity you can do an investigation without just charging the guy huh? Amazing that real police work goes like that!

Godhelpus44857

Amen Sister.....and when she does investigate, she does not make tapes or video's and when she writes her reports everything is in her own words, not the witnesses.

dogmama2

good luck in your fight...unfortunately i know it goes no where.

Team_Amy

Dear Lord - I pray Godhelpus44857 stays off the computer until she (or he) learns proper grammar & punctuation. Amen! I don't know many officers who make tapes or videos of witness accounts. 44857 = Norwalk. That explains a lot.

Team_Amy

I'm guessing you don't have a job or know much about "real police work". Thanks for the laugh, dogmama2. Next time instead of attacking the chief, maybe you could keep your comments in line with the story & say something intelligent. Just a thought.

Whopper2013

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ROFLMAO

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ROFLMAO

i hope he gets justice served in prison.

Godhelpus44857

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Never2L8

this low life POC got what he deserved, wish he could have gotten longer but we'll settle for this :)

Seen it All

I'm sorry, you appear to be close to this case, but he hasn't gotten anything yet. He won't be sentenced until next Friday, and the judge could decide to give him 15 years. I pray that he don't, but I think you are celebrating a little prematurely.

Godhelpus44857

Exactly......and never2late isn't even connected he just has a complex about himself.

Godhelpus44857

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Mommy25

When it started, she (the victim) was 3 years old. That was when the original rape complaint came in."
The victims were a boy and a girl who were about 16 or 17.

It took 13 or 14 years to put a stop to this AFTER it was first reported??????? Am I crazy or is there someone else guilty for ALLOWING this to go on for YEARS!!!!! To a Baby!!!!

Seen it All

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Godhelpus44857

That is inaccurate.

Sarrak

This fellow was not convicted of any of the rape charges despite of what the authorities said to bring the charges. Read the story please before you comment.

Godhelpus44857

This article is slightly inaccurate.

starryeyes83

A 3 year old is incapable of having a "relationship" ... call it what it is.

He's a perverted pedophile and raped a 3 year old. The sub- heading is dumb.

Seen it All

Couldn't agree with you more.

DLlovesgod

Wondering....what is so inaccurate about this article. Please enlighten us with ALL the facts! Godhelpus44857
Never2L8, doesn't have a complex! And YES, his family may be happy about the guilty verdict, but NOT a joke!
Jeffery Clyde is very much a perverted pedophile! And if he got the Max of 42 1/2yrs, it wouldn't be enough!
and yes, someone else needs to be charged, for not following thru when the very 1st complaint came in!

Godhelpus44857

And yes I fully agree there should be more ppl charged in this situation including a couple in never2 lates own family and like his name implies, it is NEVER to late for that to happen!!!!!

Godhelpus44857

Well DL I will not go into all of the facts at this time but stay posted....and yes never2late and his whole hillbilly white trash family are jokes....not one of them are sober or have a clean record. Why don't you ask him about his own mother and sister providing dope to the two minors in this article or maybe about all of the inappropriate sexual behavior in front of these two by the ppl in his family...I could go on and on. If you notice I have not once defended the man in the article but rather pointed out the inaccuracies in the above article and comments.

Godhelpus44857

If you, DL or anyone else in your family want me to put you on blast let me know.... Everyone is entitled to their own opinions and beliefs on this.... I respect everyone's right to speak what's on their minds, but since I do know this case inside and out, please do not attack me for pointing out untruths or inaccuracies....

ole45mag

It's the WWE's "Big Show" wrestler.

Scranton Tibbs

This is turning into an old fashioned online trailer park slug fest. On a side note: White people should NEVER use the phrase "put you on blast".

Godhelpus44857

Just out of curiosity what makes you assume I am white?

Seen it All

Why was my comment removed? Only stated what the article did?!?

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