Wednesday, April 17, 2013

OH - Ex-Elmwood police chief (Jeremy Alley) can't get criminal record erased

Jeremy Alley
Original Article

04/16/2013

By Kimball Perry

An Elmwood Place police chief who used police computers to try to solicit sex from what he thought was a 15-year-old girl isn’t eligible to get his criminal conviction erased, a Hamilton County judge ruled Tuesday.

Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel ruled Tuesday that Jeremy Alley’s request to have his criminal record erased is misplaced because he isn't eligible.

Alley, now 36, still has to register as a sex offender and is ineligible for the expungement.

While denying Alley’s request, the judge noted that Alley could be eligible to have his record erased in January 2014 when he no longer has to report as a sex offender.

Alley was the Elmwood Place police chief for 11 days when he tried to solicit sex.

An undercover Cincinnati police officer posed as a 15-year-old girl online.

Alley agreed to have sex with her. Instead, he was arrested.

Alley believed and hoped that his victim was under 18. Had he chanced into someone other than a detective, a child would have been raped in this matter,” Assistant Prosecutor Scott Heenan wrote last year in opposing Alley’s attempt to erase his criminal record.

Alley was convicted in 2003 of five counts of importuning.

Nadel put him behind bars for six months and placed him on probation for five years.


3 comments :

deathklok said...

It is utterly mind boggling to me that a police chief could, would, or should get caught and/or arrested in an illegal online police entrapment operation for a victimless crime.This challenges my reasoning beyond any rationalization. I need a nap now.

Redeemed1 said...

"While denying Alley’s request, the judge noted that Alley could be eligible to have his record erased in January 2014 when he no longer has to report as a sex offender."

Does anyone know where this is from? i.e. an actual Ohio law that allows this?

My case from a few years ago is similar to this person. Whenever I have asked anyone or have done any type of research online I constantly see statements that any kind of sex offense in Ohio can never be expunged. Am I missing something?



Thanks in advance!

Scott said...

You cant have an expungement on that charge; however, you petition the court to amend your charge and then that new charge could be expunged in theory.