Sex offender strikes again, returns to prison after having sex with girl, 14, in cemetery

Monroeville man, 22, fooled victim's family into believing he was a 16-year-old home-schooled student.
Cary Ashby
Feb 12, 2014

A rural Monroeville resident and convicted sex offender pleaded guilty Tuesday for having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Brad A. Todd, 22, most recently of 2205 Dogtown Road, Lot 64, then was sentenced to four years in prison.

He was convicted of two counts of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. As part of a plea deal, the state agreed to dismiss a third, similar charge.

The victim's mother said Todd "manipulated my daughter" and had everyone in the family believing he was a 16-year-old home-schooled student. She said Todd gave her daughter a bogus name and told her family he needed to be near his mother because he claimed she had cancer.

"He fooled everybody," said the woman, who broke down in tears as she spoke to the judge Tuesday.

The mother also said this was her daughter's "first love," she has cried about the experience and won't go to counseling.

Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said Todd, who has a "checkered background," engaged in some Internet activity with the victim and contacted her via Facebook at first, but met her later and then they became "romantically involved" with each other.

"She referred to it as a dating incident," Leffler said. "He had sexual intercourse with the young woman in the cemetery near her home."

Todd, who denies having a Facebook account after getting out of prison, apologized for what he did in a flat, nearly emotionless tone. He admitted he needs help because he realizes there's something wrong with him.

"I understand what I did was wrong," Todd said. "I wasn't in my right mind when I was doing it."

Todd's charges have a specification that indicates he has a prior conviction for a similar offense.

"That's also part of these charges -- this indictment," Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway told Todd.

Todd is on post-release control for local, sex-related convictions involving two girls, who were 14 and 15 at the time. In early February 2011, he was sentenced to 17 months in prison for three counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

Conway warned Todd that the Ohio Department of Corrections has the right to impose a sentence for a parole violation that could be consecutive to the new term. The defendant was on parole at the time of the most recent sex crimes.

At Tuesday's hearing, Todd was sentenced to four years in prison. The punishment was a joint recommendation between Leffler and Huron County Public Defender David Longo.

"We feel a four-year prison term is appropriate to protect the public," Leffler said.

The prosecutor said the court has been aware of Todd for many years -- first as a victim when he was younger.

"We're running out of patience with it," Leffler added.

"This (plea deal) has been run by the victim's family and they're on board with it," Huron County Public Defender David Longo said.

Longo wasn't aware Todd had been the victim of family sexual abuse until Tuesday's hearing.

"That can have terrible consequences down the road," he said.

The public defender said he told Todd if he commits another sex crime, it's likely he'll never be released from prison. Longo also warned him that even though he can apply for early release after six months, it's not realistic that Conway will grant it.

"He owes society four years, but what the future holds for him after that is up to him," Longo added.

Todd presently is serving a six-month sentence at the Huron County Jail for contributing to the unruliness of a minor. Attorneys said the sex victim was 17 at the time and is now 18.

Conway ruled Todd must finish serving the misdemeanor sentence before he is transferred to prison.

Once Todd is released, he will be on five years of mandatory parole. Classified as a Tier II sex offender, he must register his address every 180 days for the next 25 years.

Comments

Windy

The DARE program is to teach kids how to say no to DRUGS. It is the PARENTS' job to teach their kids how to say no to SEX!

Lawyerintraining

While I'll agree to disagree...it is the parents place to teach there children about stranger safety but we still rely on safety town...it is also a parents place to teach there kids about drugs...but your saying you rely on the dare program...and yes it is up to us to teach out children about sex..BUT how do we teach them what a stranger, drug dealer or sex offender looks like..the agree to disagree comes in to play again...I have taught my children all of these things...it would help a great deal if those parents of future strangers...future drug dealers..and future sex offenders would teach there children right from wrong as well....so you saying in your head how the hello will I know that...if your asking yourself that question...then how do you think the children who get caught up these lies know any different....you and or I may think we are the greatest parents in the world...but teaching wisdom is not that easy...wake up!!!!

Bill Hilly

Why do they give these weirdos pled deals? Give them the longest sentence you can and let them rot.

ferball14

First offense, off with the twig...second offense, off with the berries....third offense, off with the head..or is that backwards??

bigdad1205

Some animals a just defective and need to be put down.

Scranton Tibbs

AGREED.

Linedriver

It runs in the family the are all nuts!!!

Lawyerintraining

AMEN!!!!!

unknown user

THIS IS DISGUSTING BRAD I CANT EVEN BELIEVE YOU DID THIS AGAIN YOU WILL NEVER LEARN WILL YOU I GUESS YOU LIKE SEEING BIG BUBBA HE GIVE YOU A LESSON SINCE YOU DIDNT GET A WAKE UP CALL WHEN U WENT IN THE LAST TIME

Scranton Tibbs

22 comments before someone mentioned BIG BUBBA. That's gotta be a record.

ladydye_5

I think he is kinda like the mysterious Bigfoot? Has anyone ever met Big Bubba?

Scranton Tibbs

He's like a mythical jailhouse Jesus who does unsavory things to child molesters rear ends. I've never heard of an official sighting, only references to Big Bubba's wrath on the message boards.

karenjo1966

I went to school with two girls who got pregnant at 13 years of age. They were hoes so who's to say this girl isn't?

Everyone is fam...

Um, even if she slept with the football team, this guy is an adult and by law, this is statutory rape. Even if she consented.

Sarrak

No this is not rape, statutory or otherwise.

Everyone is fam...

Ok, in Ohio it isn't called statutory rape.

It's Sexual assault for a person age 18 to engage in sexual conduct with a minor if the actor knows that the minor is between ages 13 and 16.

However for most people, sex with a minor is defined as statutory rape.

Sarrak

Actually there are 17 sex offenses in Ohio none of them called sexual assault. Statutory rape does exist in Ohio where the victim is under 12.

starryeyes83

Wrong term, sluts give it away; whores are smart enough to get paid.

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swiss cheese kat

You would know that.

starryeyes83

So should everyone ... see your "burn" didn't work.

BTW: A hoe is a garden implement.

Lawyerintraining

I really don't care what they call it....he was 22 and she was 14... He knew it was WRONG!!! Or he wouldn't have lied to her parents about his age because any parent in there right mind would have said HELL NO!!!! Did you read the article...I don't care what age this girl is...this is not his FIRST OFFENSE...he has that deer in the head lights look on his face that to me says crap caught again...key word again...prison time no matter how much time he gets he will be out and will most certainly do it again...especially since he won't be seeing a girl any time soon..he will want that as soon as he is released and yet another child will fall prey to him and become another victim...till he's put behind bars for good...unfortunately there will be to many victims before this happens...that my friends is the God awful part of this whole story ;(

Sarrak

This guy got 4 years in prison. Alexa Nasonti 25, a female norwalk teacher was convicted of a more serious sex crime, was adjudicated a sexual predator (must report every 90 days for life) and got no prison time nor jail time. Of course she was sentenced in Sandusky County in front of a much more lenient Judge. But the outrage exhibited here seems to have been absent in that case.

Sitting In The ...

Your job as parents is to protect your children from freaks like this and in this case you failed miserably.

rickross2

He looks like a Frisco Dike

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