GILBOA — Gary Badertscher, Gilboa,
pled guilty Thursday, July 3, in Putnam County Common Pleas Court to
several felony counts of sex crimes involving minors.
Badertscher, 53 pled guilty to six
felonies including three counts of endangering children, a second
degree felony, one county of disseminating matter harmful to
juveniles and one county of pandering sexually matter involving
juveniles, both four degree felonies, and illegal use of a minor in
nudity material, a fifth degree felony.
If all sentences were ordered
consecutively Badertscher could be sentenced to a maximum term of 28
years in prison. Badertscher will be required to register as a tier
II sex offender.
His sentencing will occur 11 a.m.,
Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Read more about this in the July 9
issue of the Putnam County Sentinel.