East Palestine Police Lieutenant Found Not Guilty of Sexual Assault

Lieutenant of East Palestine Police Department was accused of sexual assault of his 12-year-old granddaughter. Accusation was made during summer vacation when the child was staying with her grandparents. Lieutenant was looking at mandatory penitentiary sentence and the end of his career if convicted.

Marein and Bradley investigated the child’s background, home environment and school records and learned that the child had numerous unresolved emotional issues. After a week-long jury trial in Columbiana County, Ohio, the jury returned verdicts of NOT GUILTY to all charges.