Convicted sex offender sentenced

Covington man, 77, to serve 30 months for GSI

By Melanie Yingst -

MIAMI COUNTY — Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee sentenced Jimmy Platt, 77, of Covington, to serve two-and-a-half years in prison for one count of third-degree felony gross sexual imposition on Monday.

Platt, who was a registered sex offender at the time of the offense, entered a plea of no contest and was found guilty by the court in January. Judge Gee sentenced Platt to serve 30 months in prison, which was part of a plea deal with the state. Defense attorney Steve Layman noted Platt did not want to have the victim to testify in a trial and agreed to the plea deal.

Platt will serve five years of post-release control. Judge Gee noted Platt expressed no genuine remorse for his conduct. Platt received 117 days of jail credit.

Platt was previously convicted of rape in 1999 and was labeled a sex offender.

Judge Gee ordered Platt to register as a Tier II sex offender for the next 25 years. He is to register in person every 180 days with the county sheriff upon his release from prison.

Platt was charged following an investigation that he had sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 13 on Sept. 26.


Lisa Pawlaczyk, 43, of Troy, had the charge of theft dismissed in Miami County Municipal Court on March 9, according to court records.

Last month, the Troy Police Department has charged Pawlacyk with theft for failing to return cases of Girl Scout cookies and its funds to the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.

She allegedly owed $1,501 worth of cookie sales. The money was missing from last year’s cookie sales.

The charge was dismissed due to Pawlaczyk’s payment of the money owed to the organization. She also returned the 25 cases of cookies to the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio she had in her possession from last year’s cookie sales.


Miami County Common Pleas Court Judge Jeannine Pratt sentenced James Holley, 20, of Troy, to served two years of community control for fifth-degree felony theft and trafficking counterfeit substances on Monday.

Holley was also ordered to serve 20 hours of community service along with other restrictions as part of his community control order.

On Nov. 3, 2016, Holley allegedly sold grass clippings as marijuana for $15 a gram to two female subjects and a disturbance followed at a residence on Nutmeg Square South. Holley was charged with theft for possession of a stolen gun from a relative.

Covington man, 77, to serve 30 months for GSI

By Melanie Yingst

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