CLOVERDALE — The court room was filled with family and a victim
impact panel Tuesday morning when a Cloverdale man was sentenced in
Putnam County Municipal Court after pleading no contest and being found
guilty of two third degree charges of sexual imposition.
Recker, 50, was arraigned on Feb. 2 for sexual touching with two minor boys.
He initially pled not-guilty but changed his plea to no contest.
Prosecutor Todd Schroeder said Recker has acknowledged his engagement
in other illegal sexual activities involving minors in the past.
said in recent years he acknowledged that he repeatedly raped a family member who was a minor at the time. This was never reported to authorities and
he was never charged for this offense.
He also, in letters,
admitted that while employed as a janitor at Continental Schools he was
engaged in several importunity sexual activities where he solicited
female students to do sexual activities with him. No charges were filed
in this activity and it was only recently that Recker admitted to this
in letters. Records indicate Recker resigned as custodian at Continental
25 years ago.
Recker’s sentence, given by Municipal Court Judge
Chad Niese, was modified to include 45 days in jail and a $500 fine. He
must serve five years of probation and register as a Tier 1 Sex
Offender. He must be registered for 15 years. Recker was also ordered to
have no contact with the victim and not to be within 250 feet of the
victim. He also must complete a sex offender program.