MOUNT VERNON — Knox County Common Pleas Court Judge Otho Eyster handed down sentences in three felony cases on Friday.
In 2009, David M. Braga, 22, Hamilton, was convicted of importuning and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles as the result of an investigation conducted by Detective Tom Bumpus, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, involving a 16-year-old Knox County girl who met Braga via the Internet. On Friday, Braga admitted that he violated the terms of his community control supervision, in January and February of this year, by using Facebook and having contact with a female under 18 years of age. Knox County Prosecutor John Thatcher said Braga was sentenced to 11 months in prison.
On July 20, 2009, Diana D. Thompson, 35, Mount Vernon, falsified an application for a duplicate motor vehicle title by claiming she lost the title to her 1997 Mercury. Thompson actually sold the vehicle a month earlier, according to Thatcher. Thompson was convicted of attempted tampering with records and she was sentenced to a three-year term of community control supervision, including a 30-day jail sentence. Thompson will serve a 17-month prison term if she violates her supervision. Investigator Tim Hughes, Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, investigated the case.
Rebecca L. Vandall, 45, Marengo, was convicted of forgery for forging a signature on a stolen check written for $200 and then splitting the money with a co-defendant. Vandal was sentenced to a one-year term of community control supervision, including a 30-day jail sentence, and she was ordered to pay $100 in restitution to the crime victim. Vandall will serve an 11-month prison term, if she violates her supervision. Deputy Tim Light, KCSO, investigated the case.