Grand jury indicts 23 people


By Jim Painter - For the Sidney Daily News



SIDNEY – A Youngstown man has been indicted for sexual misconduct with a minor by the Shelby County grand jury. The case is one of several that involved alleged sex offenses.

Overall, 23 people were indicted. They will face arraignment Thursday in Shelby County Common Pleas Court.

Clifton G. Johnson, Jr., 50, has been charged with importuning, a fifth-degree felony, and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony.

The importuning charge stems from Johnson’s alleged use of a telecommunications device to entice a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him. The misconduct charge is based on his having intercourse with a person at least 10 years younger than him, but under the age of 16.

Bradley Stangel, 30, West Milton, was indicted for gross sexual imposition, a third-degree felony, and rape, a first-degree felony, according to online court records.

The charges are related to his alleged sexual activity involving a five-year-old female child.

Jesse Andrew Hudson, 50, Otway, Ohio, is charged with rape, a first-degree felony. He is accused of having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of 13.

Robert E. Adams, 22, Port Jefferson, has been charged with attempted rape, a second-degree felony. Court records allege Adams attempted to force a 17 year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

Jordan Hale, 31, Sidney, has been charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a third-degree felony. He allegedly attempted to lure a girl more than 10 years younger than him for unlawful sexual activity.

William J. Kalisz, 37, at large, is charged with two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, both fourth-degree felonies. He is accused of having pictures and video of a nude minor child.

Nikolas Wayne Carson, 18, Sidney, has been indicted for harassment with bodily fluids, a fifth-degree felony, and for obstructing official business, a second-degree misdemeanor.

Carson is accused of spitting in the face of a Sidney police officer and fighting with officials during his arrest.

Shaina Reed, 34, Sidney, has been charged with receiving stolen property, a fifth-degree felony, driving under suspension, a first-degree misdemeanor, and for failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, a first-degree misdemeanor.

Reed is believed to have received a stolen license plate and attempted to flee and elude police during her arrest.

Two people have been charged in connection with a counterfeit checks investigation. Charged with engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a second-degree felony, are Dakoda Branscomb, 22, at large, and Rebecca Bowling, 51, Piqua.

Other indictments include:

*Jonathan Medina, 32, Columbus, Ohio, possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

*Jesse Fitzgerald, 37, at large, two counts of trafficking in drugs, third and fourth-degree felonies, aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony, and possessing criminal tools, a fifth-degree felony.

*Ryan Leach, 39, at large, aggravated possession of drugs and possessing criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies.

*Giovanni Ruiu, 25, at large, two counts of receiving stolen property, both fourth and fifth-degree felonies.

*Lucas Edward Schutte, 39, Sidney, three counts of trafficking in drugs, all fourth-degree felonies.

*Robert E. Hilton III, 55, Fort Loramie, trafficking in drugs, a fifth-degree felony.

*Yolanda K. Bidwell, 33, Botkins, four counts trafficking in drugs, all fifth-degree felonies.

*Faith D. Pickett, 29, at large, two counts possession of drugs, and possessing criminal tools, all fifth-degree felonies.

*Casey Hughes, 28, Sidney, failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

*Nigel Allen, 33, at large, failure to appear, a fourth-degree felony.

*Christopher P. Blumenstock, 36, Fort Loramie, domestic violence, a third-degree felony.

*Matthew C. Padalino, 31, at large, failure to provide change of address, a fourth-degree felony.

*Ricardo Torres-Canchola, 35, New Carlisle, Ohio, trespass in a habitation, a fourth-degree felony.

By Jim Painter

For the Sidney Daily News

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.

The writer is a regular contributor to the Sidney Daily News.