Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Sex With Inmate

A Hol­gate man learned his fate Wednes­day in Williams County Court after being accused of sex crimes.

Robert Plotts, a for­mer cor­rec­tions offi­cer at the North­west Ohio Juve­nile Deten­tion Cen­ter, was sen­tenced yes­ter­day to five years of com­mu­nity con­trol, with 180-days of house arrest.

Plotts was con­victed last month of attempted sex­ual bat­tery with a minor after plead­ing guilty to con­sen­sual sex with a 17-year-old female inmate at the Deten­tion Cen­ter in Stryker.

Pros­e­cu­tors had pushed for more time, say­ing Plotts should serve 17 months in Fed­eral Prison and then be required to reg­is­ter as a life­time sex offender.

As part of his sen­tenc­ing, Plotts will have to wear an ankle bracelet with a GPS sys­tem, he is pro­hib­ited from buy­ing or con­sum­ing alco­hol, or enter­ing an estab­lish­ment that serves it by the glass. He will have to pay $50 per month for super­vi­sion fees, plus all court costs asso­ci­ated with the case.

Plotts also is pro­hib­ited from hav­ing con­tact with any­one under the age of 17, and specif­i­cally, the vic­tim in the case.

If Plotts vio­lates any of the terms of his sen­tenc­ing, he will be locked behind bars imme­di­ately for at least 180 days at CCNO.

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