MOUNT VERNON — On Friday, Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster sentenced two men for felonies, according to Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher.
Jeffrey D. Galbraith, 41, Mount Vernon, was convicted of gross sexual imposition for having sexual contact with an adult female victim without her consent, on May 2, 2009. Galbraith was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including requirements that he submit to drug and alcohol use monitoring, maintain full-time employment and have no contact with the victim.
Galbraith will serve a 17-month prison sentence if he fails to comply with the conditions of his supervision. The case was investigated by Detective David Light, Knox County Sheriff’s Office.
Jason W. Bentz, 36, Centerburg, was convicted of possessing cocaine. Bentz was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including requirements that he successfully complete a drug treatment program and continue participation in drug counseling. His driver’s license was also suspended for six months. Bentz will serve an 11-month prison sentence if he fails to comply with the conditions of his supervision.
According to Thatcher, during a traffic stop on Oct. 16, 2009, Trooper Neil Laughlin, Ohio State Highway Patrol, caught Bentz with 0.88 grams of crack cocaine.