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.