Friday, March 24, 2000

Juvenile center worker sentenced on sex charges

Enquirer Contributor

        LEBANON — A former corrections officer at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center will spend 30 days under house arrest and one year on probation after pleading guilty Thursday to three counts of sexual imposition.

        He pleaded to charges stemming from an October 1998 incident involving a former juvenile center female inmate.

        Charles “Eddie” Heiber, 29, also was fined $900 plus court costs by Acting Lebanon Municipal Court Judge Mitch Allen. Mr. Heiber also will have to undergo counseling and follow-up as ordered by the probation department.

        In a plea agreement with Lebanon city prosecutors, charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, public indecency and dereliction of duty were dropped, said Lebanon Prosecutor James A. Whitaker.

        The charges that were dismissed were linked to allegations that Mr. Heiber made lewd comments to teen-age girls at the center and exposed himself to them around Christmas 1998, Lebanon Municipal Court records show. He also was accused of inappropriately watching a female detainee in her cell.

No comments
        Mr. Heiber, dressed in casual clothes and his head bowed, did not say anything during his court appearance. His attorney, David Parker, declined interview requests.

        Mr. Heiber resigned from the juvenile detention center in early 1999, during a criminal investigation by sheriff's deputies after teen-age girls at the center complained about sexual activity involving guards.

        His personnel file shows he was hired part time as a corrections officer at the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center in October 1998. A former adult-jail guard, he was hired on the recommendation of a supervisor at the Community Corrections Center near Lebanon.


City freezes funds to tourism program
Gore does chicken dance
Gore's visit: politics first
Students enjoy the attention
Human rights magazine among elite 'final four'
Mom gets life for killing newborn
Police seek suspect in burglary, rape
Report: Dead girl, 2, had multiple injuries
Students in rape case may return to jail
Truck driver: 'I just couldn't stop'
Coalition aids immigrants
Parental abductions spur action
Passenger pigeon met demise 100 years ago
Police on alert after bomb threat at Fairfield High
Pope's visit to the Holy Land praised here
Census has good start, locals say
Ky. budget divisions erupt
Measure reveals strain between Patton and GOP Senate
Planetarium projects kids into the stars
Decision to adopt grew into a rich family life
Mature Midori gives dazzling performance
May Festival performance to appear on PBS
Pianist keys into a second ambition - conducting
Queen City's moments to shine reflected in book
Crowd blind to Third Eye's faults
6th District Elementary sets example
Actor loses round in hemp battle
Board OKs audit of schools
Crash injures 3; police allege DUI
Emery vies for state funding
Fernald group resists disbanding
'History House' honors legacy
Hospital sued over billings
Indictment brought in attack on boy, 13
- Juvenile center worker sentenced on sex charges
Loveland museum pays tribute to late director
Mall's play area: wild and woolly
Montgomery names 3 to council
NAACP wants tests scrapped
Residency rule sought
School goes prehistoric
Sheppard's lover heard
Trenton searches for new manager