MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeannine Pratt revoked bond for a Bethel Township man who violated the no-contact order right outside the courtroom on Thursday.
Gary Grubb, 52, was remanded into the custody of the sheriff’s deputies after the court granted him a sentencing continuance to allow his new counsel, Scott Kelly, time to review his case and pre-sentence investigation.
Grubb entered a plea of guilty to three counts of third-degree felony gross sexual impositions in a plea agreement with the state to drop one count of felony rape. The joint recommendation is for Grubb to serve eight years in prison for sexual misconduct with a female minor under the age of 13. The incidents occurred in 2011 at Grubb’s home in Bethel Township.
Following the motion to appoint new counsel, Miami County Assistant Prosecutor Paul Watkins requested Grubb’s bond to be revoked after seeing Grubb hug the female victim outside of the courtroom just prior to his court appearance. The minor victim was present for the sentencing hearing to provide her statement in open court if she chose to do so.
Judge Pratt reprimanded Grubb for violating the no-contact order, which was stated numerous times during his court proceedings. He remains in the Miami County Jail.
Prior to the court hearing, Grubb had been released on bond due to medical furlough. He appeared in court using the aid of a walker. Grubb’s sentencing was rescheduled for March 30.
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