Sex offender arraigned on child rape


By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmedianetwork.com



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MIAMI COUNTY — A convicted sex offender was arraigned on eight counts of first-degree felony rape in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Thursday morning.

Charles Hiser, 36, of Troy, was arraigned on a grand jury indictment, with the first count of the indictment involving a victim 10 years old or younger, and the following seven counts of the indictment involving a victim less than 13 years old.

For the first count of the indictment, Hiser is facing up to 15 years to life or life without parole in prison and up to a $20,000 fine if convicted. For the remaining counts of the indictment, Hiser is facing up to 10 years to life in prison if convicted.

The Troy Police Department originally arrested Hiser in February, charging him with multiple counts of first-degree felony rape and seven counts of third-degree felony unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The seven counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor were dismissed in Miami County Municipal Court.

Hiser is a Tier I registered sex offender. In 2013, Hiser was found guilty for failure to provide notice of residence changed as required by his Tier I sex offender classification. Hiser entered a plea of guilty to one count of third-degree misdemeanor sexual imposition from an offense in December 2007 in Piqua.

An adult or juvenile classified as a Tier I sex offender has been convicted of or found delinquent by reason of a sexually oriented offense; but has not been classified as either a Tier II or Tier III sex offender. Tier I sex offenders must register, once a year for 15 years, with the sheriff of the county in which the offender lives, works and attends school and whenever the registered sex offender changes residence.

Hiser is continuing to be held at the Miami County Jail on $50,000 bond.

The following people were also arraigned in Miami County Common Pleas Court on Thursday:

• Eryk T. Graham, 29, of Tipp City, was arraigned on two indictments, the first being for second-degree felony trafficking in drugs. Graham is facing two to eight years in prison and a fine of up to $15,000. If convicted, a prison sentence is mandatory and paying at least 50 percent of the maximum $15,000 fine is mandatory.

For the next indictment, Graham was arraigned on one count of fourth-degree felony trafficking in drugs, one count of third-degree felony tampering with evidence, and two counts of fifth-degree felony possession of drugs. For the possession of drugs charges, Graham is accused of being in possession of cocaine and oxycodone.

If convicted, Graham is facing six to 18 months in prison for the drug trafficking charge; between nine and 36 months and a fine up to $10,000 for the tampering with evidence charge; and six to 12 months for the drug possession charges.

Graham was originally arrested as part of a drug bust in Troy in February. The Troy Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Cameo Circle, where detectives recovered various amounts of methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and Percocet pills. A small child was also home at the time of the search.

Graham is continuing to be held at the jail on a total bond of $50,000.

• Robert E. Aitken, 36, of West Milton, was arraigned on third-degree felony child endangering. Aitken is accused of creating a substantial risk to the health of a 16-year-old juvenile in his custody in February. Aitken was released on his own recognizance.

• Phillip J. Newland, 34, of Troy, was arraigned on third-degree felony trafficking in drugs. Newland is facing nine to 36 months in prison and a fine up to $10,000 if convicted. Newland was released on his own recognizance.

• Nicole M. Fornara, 31, of Piqua, was arraigned on third-degree felony theft. Fornara is facing six to 12 months in prison and a fine up to $2,500 if convicted. A bond hearing was ordered for Fornara, who is currently serving time in the jail after being convicted of first-degree misdemeanor theft in Miami County Municipal Court in January.

• Quincy A. Surles, 24, of Dayton, was arraigned on fifth-degree felony trafficking in drugs. Surles was released on his own recognizance.

• Joseph M. Farmer of Piqua was arraigned on fifth-degree felony theft. Farmer is facing six to 12 months in prison and a fine up to $2,500 if convicted. Farmer was released on his own recognizance.

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By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmedianetwork.com

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmedianetwork.com or (937) 451-3336