5 charged for crimes against children PDF Print E-mail
Written by BILL RYAN Sentinel Staff Writer   
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 11:44
Five area men are facing rape or sexual-oriented offense charges involving minor children following the indictments handed down last week by a Wood County grand jury.
The victims of the crimes were as young as 5 at the time, while the defendants are as old as 65 and 73. Some of the crimes date back to 2004 and 2005.
Peter D. Perrott, 65, of Toledo, was indicted for both rape and gross sexual imposition for his actions on Nov. 2 with a 5-year-old girl.
Donald A. Caris, 73, is listed in court documents as residing at a Bowling Green motel. He was indicted for three counts of gross sexual imposition. There are two counts involving a 13-year-old girl. The first of those two alleges the crime committed between Oct. 1 and 12, while the second charge involving that victim, and the final charge involves an 11-year-old victim. The latter two are both alleged to have been between Nov. 1 and 16 this year.
Steven A. Chamberlin, 25, of Bowling Green, is charged with the rape of a 9-year-old boy when the defendant was 17. He is accused of having sexual conduct in November to December 2004.
The indictment alleges he "did engage in sexual conduct ... compelling him to submit by force or threat of force."
Howard Eugene Smith, 48, of Perrysburg, was charged with the rape of a teen in January 2005. He was also indicted for gross sexual imposition for his alleged sexual conduct with a 17-year-old between July 15 and Aug. 31. The indictment indicates a previous conviction for sexual offenses with a victim under 13.
The rape charges for Chamberlin, Smith and Perrott, are all felonies of the first degree.
James B. Ivester, 48, of Perrysburg, has been indicted with three counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor as second-degree felonies; another similar fourth-degree felony; and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.
Two of the second-degree felony charges also list a specification for possible forfeiture of property.
Ivester's first count involves his actions on Feb. 26, while the second count involves material in his control on Aug. 24, 2011 on a Toshiba laptop computer which is subject to forfeiture. The third count lists an IBM Thinkpad computer subject to forfeiture for his actions on Oct. 29, 2011. The lesser pandering charge and the fifth-degree illegal use charge are both alleged to have occurred March 8 of this year.

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