Tallmadge sex offender to serve 8 years in prison

Man, 37, coerced mentally-impaired woman to have sex with him
MCT Regional News
Mar 21, 2014

A Tallmadge man who coerced a mentally impaired woman to have sex with him has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

Eric J. Hartman, 37, also has been designated a third tier sex offender and must register his address with authorities for the rest of his life.

According to prosecutors, Hartman forced a female friend to open several credit cards and also coerced the woman, who is developmentally delayed, to have sex with him.

While on house arrest for those crimes, prosecutors say, Hartman was investigated by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He later admitted to downloading child pornography over a two-month time span.

Hartman was sentenced Thursday by Summit County Common Pleas Judge Tammy O’Brien after he pleaded guilty to six counts of pandering sexually oriented material, two counts of sexual battery and a single count of extortion.

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