Elias B. Atkinson, 28, of North Columbus, was sentenced Thursday in Huron County Common Pleas Court for one count of rape, a first-degree felony.
As part of a Nov. 13 plea deal, prosecutors dismissed nearly 30 felonies: Nine counts of rape, 10 charges of gross sexual imposition, four counts of kidnapping and six charges of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance. Atkinson also faced two charges each of pandering obscenity involving a minor and pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor and one count each of sexual battery and importuning.
All the rape charges are for offenses between about Jan. 1 through May 22 involving victims who were ages 3 to 4; 5; and 6 at the time, according to Atkinson’s indictment. They also come with the specification that he is a “sexually violent predator” and the kidnapping charges carry a specification that Atkinson “committed the offense with a sexual motivation.”
The Huron County Sheriff’s Office arrested Atkinson on May 22 and he remained in custody throughout the case.
In another hearing, Lisa M. Garlock, 52, of Tiffin, was granted early release from prison Thursday. During her five years of probation, she faces a 90-day discretionary jail sentence; her probation officer can impose part or all of the time without a hearing.
On Dec. 21, 2017, Garlock was sentenced to 28 months in prison. She worked for a former Norwalk doctor, Robert S. Reeves Jr. 67, who had been convicted of 20 felonies for distributing pre-completed suboxone prescriptions.
Garlock accepted a plea deal in late October 2017. She pleaded guilty to seven counts of illegal processing of drug documents and one charge each of practicing medicine without a certificate and Medicaid fraud. In exchange, prosecutors dismissed 13 counts of trafficking in drugs, six counts of illegal processing of drug documents and one count of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.
About a week before Garlock was released early from prison, Reeves also was granted judicial release. In mid-December 2017, he was sentenced to 47 months in prison. Reeves and his co-defendants also were ordered to pay $69,078 in restitution and fined $5,000.
In other recent hearings:
• Randi N. Mosley, 31, of Shiloh, was fined $250 Thursday for aggravated trafficking in drugs. During her three years of probation, she must reimburse the Willard Police Department $40 for the cost of drug testing and faces a 90-day discretionary jail sentence.
• Jemichael S. Randleman, 28, most recently of 104 Franklin Ave., Wakeman, was fined $250 Thursday and ordered to undergo anger management treatment for domestic violence. Also during his five years of probation, he faces a 90-day discretionary jail sentence.