Ex-sheriff's detective wins dismissal...

Ex-sheriff's detective wins dismissal of key sex charges

There are 1225 comments on the The Columbus Dispatch story from Apr 19, 2006, titled Ex-sheriff's detective wins dismissal of key sex charges. In it, The Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Jon Stout had been charged with two thirddegree felony counts of sexual battery in addition to misdemeanor charges.

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good old boy

Bellefontaine, OH

#21 Jun 12, 2007
Why CANT THIS CASE PROCEED? TWO GRAND JURIES HAVE SAID THIS CASE IS SERIOUS ENOUGH TO CHARGE HIM ,BUT STOUT IS NOT A TEACHER OR COACH , SO HE "GETS OFF" YET AGAIN BECAUSE OF HIS NAME
concerned

Millersburg, OH

#22 Jun 12, 2007
this is so stupid!! how will our children know who to trust? Not teachers, coaches, counselors now not even the police. WOW what a world.
the owl

Bellefontaine, OH

#23 Jun 13, 2007
at least someone still likes dirty cops
mother

East Liberty, OH

#24 Jun 15, 2007
where was this man when all this was happen for some reason the county thinks home in bed asleep he did face it and he should pay I think he has got away with alot more then we know but a lot of us are thinking it
Logan County Mom

United States

#25 Jun 20, 2007
Many people in Logan County watch far too much television; always ready to cry "Conspiracy!" when something doesn't sit right in their addled minds.
A suggestion, people....get your EDUCATIONS! Learn to friggin' spell and write complete sentences and use punctuation!
I love living in Logan County. Sure there are corrupt people, but this isn't Deliverance around here. It's a normally quiet, peaceful existence with the occasional uproar.
If most of the people on here could read what they write, they'd be totally ashamed of themselves.
Clean up your own backyards, then come on here and gripe about the activities of others.
GOOBER

Sunbury, OH

#26 Jun 20, 2007
Well you make all mother's proud Clean up our back yard heck they can't even clean up logan county sheriff they can do what ever they wont to whom ever they want and just sit back and get a way with it I am not say this girl is not to blame in some of this but he was a cop at the time
Logan County Mom

United States

#27 Jun 20, 2007
Oh, I think he's guilty....of something. There just has to be enough evidence to prove it. If they don't provide enough evidence to try him, he walks. Stuff like that happens all the time. It doesn't mean there's a huge county-wide conspiracy. Just means he got lucky this time.
101ers

Bellefontaine, OH

#28 Jun 21, 2007
Stout's gun was taken yesterday an used in a suicide.I guess he has some serious bad karma.
GOOBER

Marysville, OH

#29 Jun 21, 2007
I hear they hired him back what the heck I guess him and Henery can just sit back and laugh as the good ole boys won another cover up
mee

Columbus, OH

#30 Jun 21, 2007
he did it wrote:
where is the jusice in logan county why? is things being covered up. this is bad for the county the law is expected to help others not hurt others.i think if hes guilty he should be treated like others.
ask keith levan, punk may and all those croonies
mee

Columbus, OH

#31 Jun 21, 2007
didn't punk may kill murray griffin???????
Olivier

United States

#33 Jun 24, 2007
The guy is a major sleaze and should have his picture in the paper with the rest of the sexual predators.
He did have sex with a child and we can safely assume that he manipulated that situation to serve his own selfish needs.
Should he lose his job for good? Yes! Should he do some jail time? Yes!
His actions have hurt and brought shame to many people.
Do we still tar and feather?
Wow

Lima, OH

#35 Jun 24, 2007
My apologies, I meant to say you wouldn't last a week, much less a day. I guess even smart people are entitled to a slight mistake. At least I spelled it right!
Unbelievable

Lima, OH

#36 Jun 25, 2007
Missy wrote:
<quoted text> The justice system in Bellefontaine seems to be controlled by the "good old boys club." Some of my family lives there. My mother would write stories to the paper concerning the Moody/Stout story. My mother died last fall and my brother is under investigation in regards to her death. Parents could not get the grown "parasite" kid to leave. Brother is now still living with my Dad is was found incompetent and brother is exploiting my Dad. We can't seem to get the justice system there moving very fast to help my Dad and get my brother out of the house, even though my sister was given POA in their legal papers and has filed for guardianship. Everything seems to be going "villian" brother's way. I heard once, "if you want to commit a crime and not get caught, go to Logan Count." Anyone having any inside information about how to "break" this circle of corruption up there, please post. I want to call Dateline. Thanks.
If you can get away with a crime in Logan County...why is their jail full? Tell your sister to evict your brother for your dad. It is a very SIMPLE process.

By the way..Dateline will laugh at you!
Olivier

United States

#37 Jun 25, 2007
The conspiracy theories are pretty lame.
However,The AG's office must have smelled a rat somewhere, I really don't see why they would prosecute an innocent man.
I believe specific charges where thrown out, the ones making his actions a felony but I don't think this one is over.
The bottom line, if this man had sex with a child,a child he was supposed to protect, why should he ever be trusted by anyone again and why would anyone in their right mind defend him? What makes him any different than any other sexual predator? He wears a badge, shouldn't that mean something? We are supposed to be able to trust him with our children!

I'm not a criminal nor have I ever had a run in with the law.
Logical

Urbana, OH

#38 Jun 25, 2007
I don't think that the above was trying to defend anyone except for the Sheriff's Office, however, these are accusations. They may be true but they may not be. He has not been convicted of any of these crimes yet. Because of the nature of the accusation everyone wants to presume that he is guilty. That is not yet the case. Who know what actually happened but is it up to the public to crucify him before he is convicted?
kydandylion

Ashland, KY

#39 Jun 26, 2007
he_did_it wrote:
When are the questions surrounding the elements in this going to be addressed? How did this girl's brother shoot himself 2 times with a shot gun? Why did the first ivestigation cover up obvious questions? Why did judge O'Connor try to dismiss this case?
When is the Logan County Sheriff'd department going to be investigated for years of cover ups and corruption?
Need some clarification....is this refering to the 2005 graduation night murders?

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#40 Jun 26, 2007
Yes, that's what they're referring to originally.
101ers

Bellefontaine, OH

#41 Jun 27, 2007
We haven't had any problems with public officials in Ohio.How could you people be so unfair ?!Stout and the others who got arrested were the victims of an elaborate conspiricy set up by Hillary Clinton.I swear!
Buddy System

Bellefontaine, OH

#42 Jun 27, 2007
Stout,Garwood,Anderson,Robinso n,Coyer : ALL GOT BUSTED !!!! All worked for The LCSD ( there is your proof in the puddin'), just say no to dirty cops like them and BOBBY CUTTS , OFFICER FINK ,GARY DEMASTRY ETC. ETC.

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