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Substitute teacher accused of sex with students appears in court

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 9:08 AM

Substitute teacher accused of sex with students appear in court

Update@12:04 p.m.:

The Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher accused last week of having sex with two students in a Big Lots and apartment complex parking lot pleaded not guilty in municipal court Monday.

Madeline J. Marx, 23, appeared to be in tears during her arraignment in Kettering Municipal Court.

“On behalf of Ms. Marx,” attorney Keith Fricker said. “We’ll enter a not guilty plea, your Honor, and ask that the bond be continued as was previously ordered by this court.”

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Marx is free on bond with conditions, including that she stay at her father’s residence while the court case progresses. She also was ordered not to have any communication with the alleged victims.

Substitute teacher accused of sex with students appears in court

Marx is charged with two counts of sexual battery and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Nov. 21.

Both counts are third-degree felonies and punishable by sentences of up to 9 to 36 months in prison.

A 17-year-old student told police he was given oral sex by a teacher July 19 in the parking lot of Big Lots on Wilmington Pike, according to the complaint, affidavit and statement of facts filed in court.

A 16-year-old boy told police he had intercourse with a substitute teacher Sept. 21 in the parking lot of an apartment complex on Smithville Road, according to court documents.

Marx was removed from Fairmont’s building Nov. 8 by police. Marx admitted to having sexual relationships with multiple students, according to court documents.

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An affidavit said Marx also confessed to sending several nude pictures via Snapchat and Instagram.

A prosecutor’s office press release indicated Marx also substitute taught in Oakwood. School officials in Oakwood sent parents a letter saying that they did not know of any victims in their school district.

State records indicated Marx has a four-year teaching license as a K-12 education intervention specialist.

Marx graduated in 2012 from Chaminade Julienne High School in Dayton and graduated from the University of Dayton in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in education, according to CJ and UD officials.

According to her UD transcript included in her personnel file, Marx withdrew from a fall 2013 class on sexual ethics.

First report:

The Kettering Fairmont High School substitute teacher accused of having sex with two students and sending nude photographs to one of them pleaded not guilty in Kettering Municipal Court Monday.

Madeline Marx, 23, of Brookville, is charged with two counts of sexual battery.

Madeline Marx appears in Kettering Municipal Court CHUCK HAMLIN / STAFF

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According to Kettering police, Marx was accused of having sex with one of the students in the parking lot of Big Lots on Wilmington Pike and the other in the parking lot of Van Buren Apartments.

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The incidents are said to have happened between July and September of this year.

Marx also subbed at Oakwood schools over the last 12 months.

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Sheriff: 5 in custody after cruiser rammed in Harrison Twp.

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:04 PM
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:03 PM

Police activity Philadelphia

UPDATE @ 4:04 p.m.:

Montgomery County Sheriff Phil Plummer said five people are in custody after a sheriff’s deputy’s cruiser was rammed in the parking lot of the Valero gas station.

UPDATE @ 3 p.m.: 

A Montgomery County Sheriff’s Cruiser was rammed by a stolen car in the parking lot of a Valero gas station in Harrison Twp. Monday, according to deputies. 

Deputies approached the stolen vehicle that was parked in the lot of the Valero gas station at 2800 Philadelphia Drive, according to a media release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office. 

“As deputies approached the vehicle, the driver of the vehicle noticed the deputies, re-entered (the) vehicle and fled the area. In fleeing the area, the driver of the vehicle struck a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle,” deputies said the in the release. 

There were no injuries initially reported, according to emergency scanner traffic. 

Our crew on the scene observed two people detained at the scene and placed in the back of cruisers. 

No other details were provided by investigators. 

FIRST REPORT

An officer’s cruiser was reportedly struck by a vehicle on Philadelphia Drive this afternoon, according to initial reports.

The incident was reported around noon.

We’re working to learn more.

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Special Forces veteran’s missing dog found safe after crash

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 4:05 PM


            A service dog belonging to a Special Forces Veteran that has been missing since Friday has been found and returned safely to his owner.
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A service dog belonging to a Special Forces Veteran that has been missing since Friday has been found and returned safely to his owner.(Contributed)

A service dog missing for more than two days after he ran off when the vehicle his owner was driving became involved in a crash in Kettering has been found and reunited with his owner.

Officials say Zeus, a German short-hair Pointer — two years old, weighing about 60 pounds — and his owner, a Special Forces veteran, were involved in a two-vehicle crash that ended with their vehicle into a pole at the intersection of East Dorothy Lane and Shroyer Road on Friday.

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Zeus ran from the crash that occurred just after 11 a.m. on Friday and had not been found until Monday morning, when an Oakwood family saw the dog and was able to make sure he was returned safely to his owner.

Oakwood police were able to transport Zeus to the veteran’s home. The veteran’s name had not been released.

Social media had become flooded with posts and tweets regarding Zeus, as local residents offered to volunteer their time to search for the missing dog.

FIRST REPORT: Veteran’s service dog missing after running off in Kettering crash

Dispatchers with Oakwood and Kettering noted a substantial number of calls had been placed by concerned citizens looking to help locate the dog and also expressing concern for the military veteran.

Zeus’ owner reportedly suffered a broken jaw as a result of the crash and reportedly was not willing to seek medical treatment until his dog was found, community members said.

Signs about Zeus being missing, as well as articles of clothing, were placed all around the Oakwood, Far Hills, and Oak Knoll areas where he was last seen.

Pet FBI Ohio, an organization founded in 1998, that gathers and publishes information about lost and found pets across the state, had more than 100 posts about Zeus from the time he was missing until the moment he was returned home.

“Hey Friends great news! Dad and Zeus are headed to the vet to have him checked out!,” the organization posted on its Facebook page.

Officials have not released an update on the owner’s condition or if he is willing to seek medical treatment now that Zeus has been found.

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Champaign Co. standoff suspect convicted of rape in Kentucky

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 11:33 AM

CHRISTOPHER BLANTON
CHRISTOPHER BLANTON

The man arrested after allegedly assaulting a deputy, which led to a standoff on East Dallas Road Sunday, has a prior conviction for child rape in Kentucky, according to records.

Christopher Blanton, 37, was arrested in the 100 block of East Dallas on suspicion of felonious assault and was transported to the Tri-County Jail.

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Blanton must register for the rest of his life in the Kentucky for his previous child rape conviction, however state records show he has been non-compliant. 

Officials were called to a residence in the 100 block of East Dallas Road for a complaint around 6 p.m. 

According to court documents, Blanton hid under a camper near the rear of a property and took off running into another camper in the area.  Deputies were able to initially capture Blanton.

A struggle with one of the deputies occurred after they captured Blanton and were searching him, records showed. A deputy was hit in the forehead with handcuffs, causing injury, officials said.

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Blanton was able to escape and ran inside a house on East Dallas Road with handcuffs on, barricading himself, the court documents showed. While running to the residence, deputies unsuccessfully deployed a Taser twice, court documents read.

Police were in a standoff outside the house for over two hours, using a bullhorn urging to get Blanton to come outside. He eventually was brought out of the residence in handcuffs.

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School bus, two other vehicles crash, injuries reported 

Published: Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 3:36 PM

Photo Courtesy: Cincinnati PD @cincypd
Photo Courtesy: Cincinnati PD @cincypd

CINCINNATI --WCPO-  A school bus and two other vehicles collided on Winton Road near a school Monday afternoon.

Lt. Steve Saunders, Cincinnati Police Department spokesman, said there were injuries. 

The crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. near Dutch Colony Drive, not far from Cincinnati Public Schools' Jacobs Center.

Police were letting parents walk down to the bus to retrieve their children.

Winton is closed between Dutch Colony and North Bend Road.

We will continue to update you with the latest details from the scene.

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