Five sentenced to prison in Brown County

Jonathan Wright - [email protected]
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GEORGETOWN, Ohio — A number of individuals were recently sentenced to prison by Judge Scott T. Gusweiler in Brown County Court of Common Pleas.

Richard Stauder, 42, of Ripley, Ohio, was indicted on April 5, and charged with two counts of third-degree gross sexual imposition, two counts of fourth-degree gross sexual imposition, third-degree sexual battery and fourth-degree corruption of a minor.

On Aug, 14, Stauder entered a guilty plea for the two counts of fourth-degree gross sexual imposition, amended to third-degree sexual imposition, a misdemeanor, and fourth-degree corruption of a minor.

Gusweiler sentenced Stauder to 60 days in the Brown County Adult Education Center, having no contact with the victims. Stauder was advised of the reporting requirements as a Tier 1 sex offender. All other charges listed in Stauder’s indictment were dismissed.

Brandon Lee Barrett, 32, of Hamersville, Ohio, was indicted on May 3 for one count of third-degree failure to provide notice of change of address. On Aug. 31, Barrett was found guilty after a court trial and was convicted of the felony.

Gusweiler, on the same day, sentenced Barrett to 36 months in the Ohio Department of Corrections.

Robert Maffy, 60, of Hamersville, was indicted on June 14 for two counts of second-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs, with specification of a gun in a drug case. Maffy entered a guilty plea to one count of the drug trafficking charge on Aug 29.

Maffy was sentenced to mandatory confinement of four years at the Ohio Department of Corrections by Gusweiler, and forfeiture of his CVA Hawken .50-caliber muzzle-loader and FIE .22-caliber revolver to the Brown County Sheriff’s Department. Maffy’s second count of trafficking was dismissed.

Stephanie Varney, 24, of Bethel, Ohio, was indicted on Nov. 2, 2017 and charged with fourth-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs and fifth-degree aggravated possession of drugs.

Varney entered a guilty plea to the drug trafficking charge before Gusweiler on Aug. 29, where he sentenced her to 14 months at the Ohio Department of Corrections.

Justin Andrew Kirby, 27, of Cincinnati, was indicted for one count of third-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs on May 31. Kirby entered a guilty plea for the charge before Gusweiler on Aug. 27.

Gusweiler sentenced Kirby to 30 months of confinement in the Ohio Department of Corrections, with the court considering Judicial Release of Kirby into STAR at the appropriate time.

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Jonathan Wright

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