FORMER OHIO VOLUNTEER POLICE OFFICER GETS PRISON SENTENCE FOR SEX CRIMES INVOLVING MINOR
August 21, 2020
BRYAN, Ohio — A former auxiliary police officer was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday after he was convicted on two felony charges in connection with the sexual assault of a minor.
Leslie R. Tietje, 40, of Napoleon, Ohio, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor on July 13, according to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He was sentenced in Williams County Court of Common Pleas to two years in prison on each count and also will have to register as a Tier 2 sex offender.
Reports say a parent of the alleged victim, a 15-year-old boy, called police in Napoleon, Ohio, and said the teen had a sexual relationship with an adult. The AG’s office says the crime reportedly occurred on Feb. 10. Officials did not say where it occurred.
Napoleon police tell WTOL Channel 11 that Tietje was an auxiliary officer with the department from March 2016 to October 2019.
In February, Tietje was arrested and charged on a single count of unlawful sexual contact with a minor by the Bryan Police Department, according to state investigators. He was indicted on three felony counts in April.
The case was investigated by the Bryan Police Department with assistance from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. The Ohio Attorney General’s Special Prosecutions Section prosecuted the case.
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