Judge amends no-contact order so kids can see father in jail

Willard man charged with domestic violence.
Cary Ashby
Sep 3, 2014


A judge has ruled a domestic violence defendant's children will be able to see him while he is in jail.

However, Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway said the defendant, Robert E. Belt Jr., 25, of 110 Washington St., Willard, still isn't allowed to have any association with the female victim. Conway said he would amend his original no-contact order so the children can see Belt at the jail, but reminded the woman it's up to Huron County Jail officials if the children are allowed for visitations.

"I would like to be able to bring the kids up to the jail to see Robert. They haven't seen him since October," she said before the judge made his ruling Tuesday.

Belt has been unable to post a $15,000 bond. He is charged with domestic violence in connection with an Oct. 30 incident. If convicted, Belt faces nine months to three years in prison.

According to common pleas court records, there is a temporary protection order involving Belt in Norwalk Municipal Court.

Belt had inquired earlier about the no-association order being lifted, Huron County Public Defender David Longo said, but the suspected victim wasn't in court at the time.

"She would like it lifted," Longo added before the woman addressed Conway.

Belt's trial date is Sept. 30.

"This would be a two-day trial," Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said.

Also, Kasper said she and Longo haven't begun any plea negotiations, but the state is open to a deal.



Exactly how I'd want my children to see me ! Behind bars for whoopin on Momma ! Way to make them proud & lead by example Daddy !

swiss family

I agree with "Dirk" here... lets see the world through the eyes of the children..they watched their Dad beat or threaten their Mom probably numerous times, to the point where she had finally had enough and called the Police..

OK if you read any Psychology book they will first and foremost tell you in a case like this, the children will twist this an make it to where they are the fault in the relationship, and if they would only work better or be quieter, or whatever reason, their Dad would not beat their Mom.. so they already carry that and will for the rest of their lives.. Now lets allow the kids to see their Dad in Jail.. again the kids will feel responsible and guilty..Sorry but the guy is in Jail.. not away at summer camp.. their should be no visits from the minor children, because that is called punishment, you remember punishment.. it is what used to take place before we had such a bleeding heart Judge in Huron County in my opinion.. Come on Judge quit listening to the hard luck story from the Mom she is an enabler, and has NOT done what is right or healthy for the kids in many many years...make the PUNISHMENT stick and maybe, just maybe she will get her head together enough, and build her self worth up enough so that she realizes that she deserves to be treated better, and her Kids should not be around poison like this


- swiss and dirk ...couldn't agree more...