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Sex Crimes

Ohio Sex Crime cases are difficult cases for everyone involved. They are particularly difficult for those accused of committing a Sex Crime in Ohio. Even the mere allegation of a Sex Crime in Ohio jobs are lost, families are shattered and reputations are ruined. Even if you are ultimately found Not Guilty of a Sex Crime in Ohio, the damage may already be done. If you are found guilty of or plead to a Ohio Sex Crime case you may go to prison and be required to register as a sex offender with your local Sheriff’s Department. In some cases, post cards with your photograph are sent to your neighbors advising them that you are a Sex Offender and listing your description, address and Sex Crime in Ohio offense for which you were convicted or plead.

It’s important to hire the right Ohio Sex Crime Lawyer. You must have someone who is experienced and aggressive when it comes to defending a Sex Crime in Ohio. Witnesses must be located and interviewed. Alleged victim statements and recordings must be scrutinized for even the smallest inconsistencies. There may be defenses that may be presented at trial. An experienced and aggressive Ohio Sex Crime Lawyer can identify and develop those potential defenses and effectively present those to a jury.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Sex Crime case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Common Ohio Sex Crimes Charged Include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Battery
  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
  • Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Sexual Imposition
  • Importuning
  • Child Pornography
  • Prostitution
  • Solicitation
  • Internet Sex Crimes
  • Voyeurism
  • Public Indecency

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Rape – Ohio Revised Code 2907.02

If you or a loved one are accused of Rape in Ohio there are few other allegations which can devastate lives as this one can. Jobs may be lost. Friends and family may abandon you. And, if convicted, you can be forced to register as a Sexual Offender with your local Sheriff’s Department for the rest of life. If you are convicted of Rape in Ohio and forced to register with your local Sheriff’s Department, your neighbors will receive post cards in the mail with your picture, your physical description and the offense for which you were convicted or plead guilty. Your ability to reside where you want to reside can also be regulated.

To be convicted of Rape in Ohio, the prosecuting attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Engaged in sexual conduct with another who is not your spouse or who is your spouse but is living separate and apart from you, when any of the following applies:

  • For the purpose of preventing resistance, you substantially impair the other person’s judgment or control by administering any drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception;

               And/Or

  • The other person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not you know the age of the person;

               And/Or

  • The other person’s ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and you knew or had reasonable cause to believe that the other person’s ability to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

You may also be convicted of Rape in Ohio if the prosecutor proves beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Engaged in sexual conduct with another when you purposely compel the other person to submit by force or threat of force.

If the prosecutor cannot prove each and every element of the offense of Rape in Ohio, then you must be found Not Guilty.  Rape in Ohio is a First Degree Felony and may be punishable by up to between Three to Ten Years in prison and/or a fine of up to $20,000.00. Prison time is mandatory. Depending on the alleged facts, there is also a possibility of a life sentence.

An Ohio Rape conviction will also subject you to Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.

You have too much too lose.  That is why it is critical to have an aggressive and experienced Ohio Rape Lawyer represent you through every step of your case. It is important to not speak to anyone, especially investigators until you have consulted with a Ohio Rape Lawyer. You have no time to lose, the sooner that you hire an aggressive and experienced Ohio Rape Lawyer the better your chances may be.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Rape Case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Sexual Battery – Ohio Revised Code 2907.03

To be convicted of Sexual Battery in Ohio, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you:

  • Engaged in sexual conduct with another, not your spouse, when any of the following apply:

  • You knowingly coerce the other person to submit by any means that would prevent resistance by a person of ordinary resolution;

               And/Or

  • You knew that the other person’s ability to appraise the nature of or control the other person’s own conduct is substantially impaired;

               And/Or

  • You knew that the other person submits because the other person is unaware that the act is being committed;

               And/Or

  • You knew that the other person submits because the other person mistakenly identifies you as the other person’s spouse;

               And/Or

  • You were the other person’s natural or adoptive parent, or a stepparent, or guardian, custodian, or person in loco parentis of the other person;

There are other instances in the Ohio Revised Code which may form the basis for a Ohio Sexual Battery case. Regardless of the basis for the Ohio Sexual Battery case the effects of a conviction are devastating.

A conviction for Sexual Battery in Ohio also has certain Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Sexual Battery case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor – Ohio Revised Code 2907.04

To be convicted of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person aged 18 or older:

  • Engaged in sexual conduct with another, who was not the spouse of the offender, when the offender knew the other person was thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, or the offender was reckless in that regard.

Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio is a Fourth Degree Felony and is punishable for up to between nine and eighteen months in prison and a fine of up to $5000.00.

​Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio may also be a First Degree Misdemeanor, if the offender was less than four years older than the other person. If convicted of the First Degree Misdemeanor, Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.00.

Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio may also be charged as a Third Degree Felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00, if the offender was ten or more years older than the other person.

In some instances Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio may be a Second Degree Felony punishable by two to eight years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.00, where the offender has previously been convicted of or plead guilty to Rape, Sexual Battery or Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor.

A conviction of or plea to an Ohio Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor will subject a person to comply with Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.

A conviction for Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio can be ruinous and your life may never be the same. Even merely being accused of Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor in Ohio is devastating. You must have an aggressive and experienced Ohio Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor Lawyer on your side to fight for you and protect your rights.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Gross Sexual Imposition – Ohio Revised Code 2907.05

Before a person can be convicted of Gross Sexual Imposition in Ohio, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person:

  • Had sexual contact with another, not that person’s spouse or caused another not the spouse of the offender when the following apply:

  • The offender purposely compels the other person to submit by force or the threat of force.

               And/Or

  • For the purpose of preventing resistance, the offender substantially impairs the judgment or control of the other person by administering any drug, intoxicant, or controlled substance to the other person surreptitiously or by force, threat of force, or deception.

               And/Or

  • The offender knew that the judgment or control of the other person is substantially impaired as a result of the influence of any drug or intoxicant administered to the other person with the other’s person consent for the purpose of any kind of medical or dental examination, treatment or surgery.

               And/Or

  • The other person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of that person.

               And/Or

  • The ability of the other person to resist or consent is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age, and the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe that the ability to resist or consent of the other person is substantially impaired because of a mental or physical condition or because of advanced age.

               And/Or

  • The person knowingly touched the genitalia of another, when the touching is not through clothing, the other person is less than twelve years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of that person, and the touching is done with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade, or arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.

A conviction for ​Gross Sexual Imposition in Ohio results in a Fourth Degree Felony punishable by up to 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.00. Depending upon the alleged facts of the individual case,​ a conviction for Gross Sexual Imposition in Ohio may be a Third Degree Felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Also, a conviction for Gross Sexual Imposition in Ohio may result in either a presumption of or a mandatory term in prison.

In addition to the possibility of either a presumed or mandatory prison term the stigma of merely being accused of Gross Sexual Imposition in Ohio can ruin your personal life and professional relationships. It is important to have an aggressive and experienced Ohio Gross Sexual Imposition Lawyer to fight for you and protect your rights.

A conviction for Ohio Gross Sexual Imposition will subject a person to Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Gross Sexual Imposition case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Sexual Imposition – Ohio Revised Code 2907.06

Before a person may be convicted of Sexual Imposition in Ohio, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person:

  • Had sexual contact with another, not the spouse of the offender when any of the following apply:

  • The offender knows that the sexual contact is offensive to the other person or is reckless in that regard.

               And/Or

  • The offender knows that the other person’s ability to appraise the nature of or control the offender’s or touching person’s conduct is substantially impaired.

               And/Or

  • The offender knows that the other person submits because of being unaware of the sexual contact.

               And/Or

  • The other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of such person, and the offender is at least eighteen years of age and four or more years older than such other person.

               And/Or

  • The offender is a mental health professional, the other person is a mental health client or patient of the offender, and the offender induces the other person who is the client or patient to submit by falsely representing to the other person who is the client or patient that the sexual contact is necessary for mental health treatment purposes.

A Conviction of Sexual Imposition in Ohio is a Third Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up sixty days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00. A person may be charged with Sexual Imposition in Ohio as a First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,500.00 if that person has previously been convicted of or plead guilty to Rape, Sexual Battery, Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Gross Sexual Imposition or Sexual Imposition.

Though Sexual Imposition in Ohio is a Misdemeanor, the consequences of a conviction can be just as serious as Felony Sex Offenses. Family, personal and business relationships will suffer. It is critical to have an aggressive and experienced Ohio Sexual Imposition Lawyer to advocate for you and protect your rights.

A conviction of Ohio Sexual Imposition will subject a person to Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Sexual Imposition case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Importuning – Ohio Revised Code 2907.07

In order to be convicted of Importuning in Ohio, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person:

  • Solicited a person who is less than thirteen years of age to engage in sexual activity with the offender, wether or not the offender knows the age of such person.

               And/Or

  • Solicited another, not the spouse of the offender, to engage in sexual conduct with the offender, when the offender is eighteen years of age or older and four or more years older than the other person, and the other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the person.

               And/Or

  • Solicited another, not the spouse of the offender, to engage in sexual conduct with the offender, when the offender is eighteen years of age or older and four or more years older than the other person, the other person is sixteen or seventeen years of age a victim of a violation of section 2905.32 of the Revised Code, and the offender knows or has reckless disregard of the age of the other person.

               And/Or

  • Solicited another by means of a telecommunications device to engage in sexual activity with the offender when the offender is eighteen years of age or older and either of the following applies:

  • The other person is less than thirteen years of age, and the offender knows that the other person is less than thirteen years of age or is reckless in that regard.

               And/Or

  • The other person is a law enforcement officer posing as a person who is less than thirteen years of age, and the offender believes that the other person is less than thirteen years of age or is reckless in that regard. Or

               And/Or

  • Solicited another by means of a telecommunications device to engage in sexual activity with the offender when the offender is eighteen years of age or older and either of the following applies:

               And/Or

  • The other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, the offender knows that the other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age or is reckless in that regard, and the offender is four or more years older than the other person.

               And/Or

  • The other person is a law enforcement officer posing as a person who is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, the offender believes that the other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age or is reckless in that regard, and the offender is four or more years older than the age the law enforcement officer assumes in posing as the person who is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age.

A conviction of Importuning in Ohio may be a Third Degree Felony punishable by up five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. There is also a presumption that a prison term shall be imposed. If the offender has previously been found guilty of or plead to a sexually oriented offense or a child-victim oriented offense, Importuning in Ohio may be a Second Degree Felony punishable by a prison term of two to eight years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000.00. Importuning in Ohio as a Second Degree Felony requires mandatory prison time. Importuning in Ohio may also be charged as a Fifth Degree Felony with a presumption that a prison term is imposed punishable by up to twelve months in prison and a fine of up $2,500.00. There is also a Fourth Degree Felony charge of Importuning in Ohio punishable by up to eighteen months in prison with a mandatory sentence of not less than twelve months and a fine of up to $5,000.00.

Importuning in Ohio may also subject a person to either a presumption of or a mandatory prison sentence. For purposes of Importuning in Ohio, the law makes no distinction as to whether the alleged victim is actually a minor or a law enforcement officer posing as a minor. It is important to have an aggressive and experienced Ohio Importuning Lawyer to assist in your defense and to protect your rights.

A conviction for Importuning in Ohio will subject you to Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Importuning case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Child Pornography in Ohio

Child Pornography in Ohio is a broad term that may describe many different possible charges. However, one such charge may be Illegal Use of Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material or Performance as set forth in Ohio Revised Code 2907.323. Any allegation of Child Pornography in Ohio is absolutely devastating to the accused. It is imperative that everything possible to clear your name is done. Only an experienced and aggressive Child Pornography in Ohio Lawyer can be sure that all possibilities are explored and protect your constitutional rights.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Child Pornography in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Prostitution in Ohio

There are various offenses which may fall under the title of Prostitution in Ohio. As to which section may be charged will depend on the individual facts alleged in the case.  

Compelling Prostitution in Ohio is set forth in Ohio Revised Code 2907.21. In order to be convicted of Compelling Prostitution in Ohio, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person knowingly did any of the following:

  • Compelled another to engage in sexual activity for hire;

               And/Or

  • Induced, procured, encouraged, solicited, requested, or otherwise facilitated either of the following:

  • A minor to engage in sexual activity for hire, whether or not the offender knew the age of the minor;

               And/Or

  • A person the offender believed to be a minor to engage in sexual activity for hire, whether or not the person is a minor.

               And/Or

  • Paid or agreed to pay a minor, either directly or through the minor’s agent, so that the minor will engage in sexual activity, whether or not the offender knew the age of the minor;

               And/Or

  • Paid or agreed to pay a person the offender believes to be a minor, either directly or through the person’s agent, so that the person will engage in sexual activity, whether or not the person was a minor.

               And/Or

  • Paid a minor, either directly or through the minor’s agent, for the minor having engaged in sexual activity pursuant to a prior agreement, whether or not the offender knew the age of the minor;

               And/Or

  • Paid a person the offender believed to be a minor, either directly or through the person’s agent, for the person having engaged in sexual activity pursuant to a prior agreement, whether or not the person was a minor.

               And/Or

  • Allowed a minor to engage in sexual activity for hire if the person allowing the child to engage in sexual activity for hire was the parent, guardian, custodian, person having custody or control, or person in loco parentis of the minor;

               And/Or

  • Allowed a person the offender believed to be a minor to engage in sexual activity for hire if the person allowing the person to engage in sexual activity for hire was the parent, guardian, custodian, person having custody or control, or person in loco parentis of the person the offender believed to be a minor, whether or not the person was a minor.

A conviction for Compelling Prostitution in Ohio is a Third Degree Felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00. Depending on the facts alleged in a particular case, a conviction for Compelling Prostitution in Ohio may also be either a Second Degree Felony punishable by a prison term of two and eight years and a fine of up to $15,000.00 or a First Degree Felony punishable by a prison term of between three to ten years and a fine of up to $15,000.00. In some cases the prison term is mandatory.

You need an experienced and aggressive Ohio Compelling Prostitution Lawyer to protect your rights and fight for you.

A conviction of Ohio Compelling Prostitution will subject a person to Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Compelling Prostitution in Ohio case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

Promoting Prostitution in Ohio is set forth in Revised Code 2907.22. If charged with Promoting Prostitution in Ohio, before a person may be convicted the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly:

  • Established, maintained, operated, managed, supervised, controlled or had an interest in a brothel;

               And/Or

  • Supervised, managed, or controlled the activities of a prostitute in engaging in sexual activity for hire;

               And/Or

  • Transported another, or caused another to be transported across the boundary of this state or of any county in this state, in order to facilitate the other person’s engaging in sexual activity for hire.

Promoting Prostitution in Ohio is a Fourth Degree Felony punishable by up to eighteen months in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.00. If any alleged prostitution in the alleged brothel is a minor, whether or not the offender knows the age of the minor, then Promoting Prostitution in Ohio is a Third Degree Felony punishable by up five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.00. In some instances, the prison term for a conviction of Promoting Prostitution in Ohio is mandatory.

Having an experienced and aggressive Ohio Promoting Prostitution Lawyer is critical to defending you and protecting your rights.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Promoting Prostitution case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Solicitation in Ohio

Solicitation in Ohio may refer to two separate offenses: Solicitation to Patronize a Prostitute (or Procurement of a Prostitute for Another); and Loitering to Engage in Solicitation.

First, in cases where one is accused of Solicitation to Patronize a Prostitute in Ohio pursuant to Revised Code 2907.23 the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person knowingly and for gain:

  • Enticed or solicited another to patronize a prostitute or brothel;

               And/Or

  • Procured a prostitute for another to patronize, or took or directed another at the other’s request to any place for the purpose of patronizing a prostitute.

               And/Or

  • Having authority or responsibility over the use of premises, knowingly permitted such premises to be used for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity for hire.

A conviction of Procuring in Ohio is a First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00. If the alleged prostitute is under sixteen years of age, Procuring in Ohio is a Fourth Degree Felony punishable by up to eighteen months in prison and if the alleged prostitute is sixteen or seventeen years old it is a Fifth Degree Felony punishable by up to twelve months in prison.

It is important to have an experienced and aggressive Ohio Procuring Lawyer to assist you with your defense and to protect your rights.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Procuring case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

Where one is accused of Loitering to Engage in Solicitation in Ohio (or simply “Loitering�?) pursuant to Revised Code 2907.241, the State must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person, with purpose to solicit another to engage in sexual activity for hire and while in or near a public place, did any of the following:

  • Beckoned to, stopped, or attempted to stop another;

               And/Or

  • Engaged or attempted to engage another in conversation;

               And/Or

  • Stopped or attempted to stop the operator of a vehicle or approached a stationary vehicle;

               And/Or

  • If the offender is the operator of or a passenger in a vehicle, stopped, attempted to stop, beckoned to, attempted to beckon to, or enticed another to approach or enter the vehicle of which the offender is the operator or in which offender is the passenger;

A conviction for Loitering to Engage in Prostitution in Ohio is a Third Degree Misdemeanor and is punishable by up to sixty days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00.

You need an experienced and aggressive Ohio Loitering to Engage in Prostitution Lawyer to help you and protect your rights.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Loitering to Engage in Prostitution case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Voyeurism – Ohio Revised Code 2907.08

Before a person can be convicted of Voyeurism in Ohio, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person:

  • For the purpose of sexually rousing or gratifying the person’s self, committed trespass or otherwise surreptitiously invaded the privacy of another, to spy or eavesdrop upon another;

               And/Or

  • For to the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying the person’s self, committed trespass or otherwise surreptitiously invaded the privacy of another to videotape, film, photograph, or otherwise record the other person in a state of nudity;

               And/Or

  • For the purpose of sexually arousing or gratifying the person’s self, committed trespass or otherwise surreptitiously invaded the privacy of another to videotape, film, photograph, otherwise record, or spy or eavesdrop upon the person in a state of nudity if the person is a minor;

               And/Or

  • Secretly or surreptitiously videotaped, filmed, photographed, or otherwise recorded another person under or through the clothing being worn by that other person for the purpose of viewing the body of, or the undergarments worn by, that other person.

Convictions for Voyeurism in Ohio may be: a Third Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to sixty days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00; a Second Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to ninety days in jail and a fine of up to $750.00; a First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00; or a Fifth Degree Felony punishable by up twelve months in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.00.

Having an experienced and aggressive Ohio Voyeurism Lawyer is critical to assist you with your defense and to protect your rights.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Voyeurism case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Public Indecency – Ohio Revised Code 2907.09

In order to be convicted of Public Indecency in Ohio, the prosecution must be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person:

  • Recklessly did any of the following, under circumstances in which the person’s conduct is likely to be viewed by and affront to others who are in the person’s physical proximity and who are not members of the person’s household:

  • Exposed the person’s private parts;

               And/Or

  • Engaged in sexual conduct or masturbation;

               And/Or

  • Engaged in conduct that to an ordinary observer would appear to be sexual conduct or masturbation.

               And/Or

  • Knowingly did any of the following, under circumstances in which the person’s conduct was likely to be viewed by and affront to another person who is a minor, who is not the spouse of the offender, and who resides in the person’s household:

  • Engaged in masturbation;

               And/Or

  • Engaged in sexual conduct;

               And/Or

  • Engaged in conduct that to an ordinary observer would appear to be sexual conduct or masturbation;

               And/Or

  • Exposed the person’s private parts with the purpose of personal sexual arousal or gratification or to lure the minor into sexual activity.

A conviction for Public Indecency in Ohio may be: First Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.00; a Second Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine of up to $750.00; a Third Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 60 days in jail and a fine of up to $500.00; or a Fourth Degree Misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $250.00. There are other instances in which Public Indecency in Ohio may result in a Fifth Degree Felony punishable by up to twelve months in prison and a fine of up to $2,500.00.

Public Indecency in Ohio can be embarrassing but an experienced and aggressive Ohio Public Indecency Lawyer can help you defend yourself and protect your rights throughout the entire process.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Public Indecency case. Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.

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Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements

For Individuals convicted of Sexual Crimes in Ohio on or after January 1, 2007​, they must meet certain Ohio Registration and Verification Registration Requirements.  Those convicted of or pleading guilty to Ohio Sexual Crimes are divided into one of three tiers depending on the offense.

Tier I Offenses

Tier I Sexual Offenders are subject to the Ohio Registration and Verification Requirements annually for a period of 15 years following their initial registration.  Tier I Sexual Offenders are not subject to neighborhood or community notification.  Examples of Tier I Sexual Offenses may include:

  • Importuning
  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
  • Voyeurism
  • Sexual Imposition
  • Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Pandering Obscenity

Tier II Offenses

Tier II Sexual Offenders are subject to the Ohio Registration and Verification Requirements every 180 days (six months) for a period of 25 years following their initial registration.  Tier II Sexual Offenders are not subject to neighborhood or community notification.  Examples of Tier II Sexual Offenses may include:

  • ​Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
  • Gross Sexual Imposition (victim is under 13 years old
  • Pandering Sexually-Oriented Material Involving a Minor
  • Compelling Prostitution
  • Kidnapping


​Tier III Offenses

Tier III Sexual Offenders are subject to the Ohio Registration and Verification Requirements and must register every 90 days for life.  Tier III Sexual Offenders are subject to neighborhood and community notification (which includes all residents within a 1000 feet radius of where the Tier III Sexual Offender is residing.  Public mailings are sent out in a radius of 1250 feet from the address of the listed Tier III Sexual Offender.  Examples of Tier III Sexual Offenses may include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Battery

There may be other Ohio Sex Crimes which may be subject to either the Tier ITier II or Tier III Ohio Sex Offender Registration and Verification Requirements.  Consult an experienced Ohio Sex Crimes Lawyer to determine what is required under each Tier.

Contact the Law Office of Jeffery M. Blosser today (614) 542-1200 to discuss your Ohio Sex Crimes Case.  Your no-obligation consultation is free and confidential.