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Former Dublin teacher accused of sexually abusing student charged

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The former Dublin Scioto High School teacher who was accused of sexually abusing one of his students has been found guilty.

Fifty-three-year-old Gregory R. Lee has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for child pornography and engaging in sexual activity with a minor. He also was handed 20 years of supervised release and a $10,000 fine. Lee’s victim appeared in court with her journal where she documental sexual interactions with Lee. Since the encounters, she continues to suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts, reports This Week News. 

Upon initial investigation, the FBI found 234 images of the young girl on Lee’s USB drive including 49 images of her in various stages of nudity. Some of the images were dated as recently as May 2017. He also sent her nude pictures.

The girl’s mother found her daughter’s journal where she had documented explicit descriptions of at least one act of oral sex between she and “Greg Lee.” The girl told investigators that she had been having sex with Lee since November 2016. He would request nudes from her and she would feel “guilt-tripped” into complying.

Lee had been teaching at the Dublin high school for 22 years.

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Columbus firefighter on leave after attempting sexual conduct with teen

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A Columbus firefighter is being charged with attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

According to court documents per 10TV, 54-year-old Walter Lash is on leave without pay following conduct involving a 15-year-old girl on Feb. 26.

Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin released a statement to 10TV on the charge:

“We have been aware of the charges against Lash. This is devastating to the division and is in no way representative of the values that define us as public servants. Lash will be afforded due process in court as anyone would be and then will face appropriate actions by the division of fire.”

Lash being held at the Franklin County Jail, and is due to be arraigned on Thursday.

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2 former OSU football players facing rape, kidnapping charges

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Two Ohio State University football players have been arrested and charged with rape and kidnapping.

Amir I. Riep, 21, and Jahsen L. Wint, 21, were charged late Tuesday by Columbus police and are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday morning in Franklin County Municipal Court, reports Columbus Dispatch.

The incident is alleged to have occurred the evening of Feb. 4 at the apartment Riep and Wint share on Sawmill Place Boulevard.

The two men have been dismissed from the Ohio State football team.

To read more from the affidavit filed by Columbus police about the alleged incident, visit The Dispatch.

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Police investigating Short North shooting, 2nd in 3 days

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Police are investigating a shooting in the Short North, the second in the area in just three days.

According to 10TV, two men got into an argument with two other men just after 3am this morning in the 700 block of North High St. One of the men walked back to a vehicle to get a handgun and fired eight shots.

One man was shot in the back, and another man was cut on the ear by a knife.

A witness told police the suspects left the scene in a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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On Friday, a bystander was shot in the face by a stray bullet outside Monarch Lounge located at 700 North High St.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call police at 614-645-4141 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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