Rootstown teen pleads guilty to sex offenses

By Dave O'Brien | Staff Writer Published:

A Rootstown man has pleaded guilty to two felony charges for having sexual contact with underage girls and showing them obscene material over the span of a year between 2011 and 2012.

Erik D. Weber, 19, of 4797 Scenic Drive pleaded guilty Monday, Feb. 4, to one count each of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, a fourth-degree felony, and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, a fifth-degree felony.

Portage County Common Pleas Judge John Enlow accepted the plea and ordered a pre-sentence investigation. Weber faces mandatory sex offender registration, a minimum of probation or up to two-and-a-half years in prison. He remains free on bond pending sentencing.

Weber was indicted in November 2012 by a Portage County grand jury on 10 felony charges after he engaged in sexual conduct with two teenage girls, then ages 14 and 15, between September 2011 and October 2012 and provided or showed pornography to three juvenile females during that same time period, according to his indictment.

The charges arose out of a Portage County Sheriff's Office investigation.

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Contact this reporter at 330-298-1128 or dobrien@recordpub.com

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  • **** they did not give that 27 year old that had sex with a 13 year old any time, I will bet they will not give this 19 year old any time. We may as well just close the court house and save all the money we are paying those people. They sure as **** are not giving out any justice. Maybe we should see if any of these two are related to one of Portage County‚Äôs Good Old Boys.

  • What, is Portage becoming the pervert capital of the world?