Perrysburg man pleads guilty to endangering children


A Perrysburg man accused of endangering children has been sentenced to time served in jail.

Bryan Williams, 39, appeared Monday in the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Molly Mack.

He was indicted in April for two counts of child endangering, one a first-degree misdemeanor and one a third-degree felony.

Williams pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge, which was for creating a substantial risk to the safety of a child under the age of 18.

The felony charge, which accused him of creating a situation that caused serious physical harm to a another child under the age of 18, was dismissed.

According to Wood County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Lara Rump, Williams was acting as a caregiver to two minors. They were to have no contact with each other due to a previous charge against one of them.

Williams was aware of that but left them alone in a Perrysburg home, she said.

The children were aged 8 and 13 at the time of the offense, which occurred between Sept. 1, 2021, and Dec. 9, 2021, she said.

Defense attorney Martin McManus said his client provides respite care and was aware this plea would affect his ability to keep his company going.

Mack imposed a jail sentence of 90 days with credit for time served and the remaining days suspended.

Williams will be placed on community control for one year and must have no contact with either child.

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