COLUMBUS, Ohio — Parole for two men convicted of rape charges in the 1990s was rejected recently.
The Ohio Parole Board recently held hearings in Columbus to determine whether to release convicted child rapists, Charles Wilson and Ronald Jodziewicz, who, in separate cases, were convicted of crimes on Adams county in the late 1990s.
According to spokesperson of the Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections Joellen Smith, earlier this year, the Parole Board had recommended that both Wilson and Jodziewicz be released from prison after serving 19 and 22 years in prison, respectively. However, after arguments for Adams County Assistant Prosecutor Mark R. Weaver, the board reversed its decision in both cases.
Each of the men were denied release and sent back to prison. Jodziewicz will not be released until at leas 2019 and Wilson will have to wait at least three more years before asking for parole release. Wilson had been planning on immediate return to Adams County.
“These two men committed unspeakable crimes against children who weren’t even old enough to start elementary school,” said Adams County Prosecutor David Kelley. “People in our county and everywhere else will remain safer as long as these two predators are locked up. I’m pleased that the Parole Board reversed their decision and sent them back to prison.”
Jodziewicz was convicted on two counts of felonious sexual penetration in 1997, and sentenced to 15-50 years in prison. He was convicted of molesting a six-year-old child. He is currently lodged in Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution.
Charles Wilson was convicted of rape and felonious sexual penetration in 1999 and sentenced to 15-50 years in prison. He was convicted of molesting a three-year-old child. He is currently lodged in Chillicothe Correctional Institution.