Perrysburg man pleads guilty to two sex crimes

A Perrysburg man pleaded guilty to two sex crimes charges in Wood County Court Tuesday.
Howard E. Smith, 49, appeared in the courtroom of Judge Robert Pollex.
He pleaded to an amended charge of sexual battery, and to a charge of gross sexual imposition, both
third-degree felonies.
The change in the first count was made as part of a plea agreement.
Smith was initially indicted on a count of rape and a count of GSI involving incidents with teenagers
reportedly beginning in January, 2005.
He is to be sentenced June 17 at 9:15 a.m.