Saturday, February 03, 2001

Defendants indicted in 3 cases

Four men charged in videotaped sexual assault

By Janice Morse
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        HAMILTON — A Butler County grand jury has indicted defendants in three high-profile cases: a pit bull attack on a Middletown toddler, the stabbing of a young woman in a grocery-store parking lot, and a videotaped sexual assault at a New Year's Eve party.

        Delbert Kay, 24, faces charges of endangering children, possession of marijuana and two counts of harboring a vicious dog. The charges stem from a Dec. 16 incident in which his girlfriend's daughter, Destiny Belcher, 16 months, was bitten in the head by Mr. Kay's pit bull. Destiny suf fered severe head lacerations and was hospitalized, but has been recovering.

        Scott Sizemore, 25, of New Miami, was indicted on attempted murder and kidnapping charges. The grand jury, however, declined to indict him on charges of felonious assault and domestic violence.

        Mr. Sizemore is accused in the Jan. 6 knife attack on his girlfriend, Bethany Rochelle Durbin, 22, of Hamilton, in the parking lot of the Kroger store on North Erie Boulevard, Hamilton. Police say Ms. Durbin likely would have been killed if bystanders hadn't intervened and held Mr. Sizemore until police arrived.

        The four defendants in the vid eotaped attack, who had originally been charged with rape, were indicted on multiple counts of lesser charges:

        • Daymon Eugene Anderson, 24, of Springfield Township, three counts of sexual battery.

        • Michael Lynn Reid, 22, of Springdale, two counts of sexual battery and a count of complicity to sexual battery.

        • Justin Walker Bowman, 21, of Fairfield, two counts of complicity to sexual battery and a count each of sexual battery and assault.

        • Stephan Wesley Tremble, 23, of Lexington, two counts of sexual battery and a count each of complicity to sexual battery and attempted sexual battery.


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