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New Waterford man pleads guilty to unlawful sexual contact with girl

August 16, 2012
Salem News

LISBON - Kyle L. Minamyer, 25, Linda Way, New Waterford, pleaded guilty in Columbiana County Common Pleas Court Tuesday to three counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor.

According to court documents, Minamyer last November and December engaged in sexual contact with a then-14-year-old girl on three separate occasions, including on Dec. 23 when the father of the girl reportedly caught them together. Sentencing is set for Oct. 26. He faces up to 15 years in prison and a $30,000 fine.

Linda Faulkner-Bowling, 50, a Salem woman accused, along with two other family members, of taking checks and forging them in the process of taking more than $20,000 from an elderly man, was sentenced to five years probation Monday.

Faulkner-Bowling, West Fifth Street, pleaded guilty in June to two counts of theft and two of forgery for her part, which included writing and cashing two $6,000 checks.

Tasha E. Higgins, 28 Annesley Road, East Liverpool, pleaded guilty Monday to receiving stolen property and forgery. In 2003, court documents claim Higgins had a Goodrich Corp. pension check belonging to Helen Horner and removed it from her mailbox without permission. Higgins then forged Horner's signature on the check and tried to cash it. She faces up to 24 months in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Oct.19.

Joshua J. Lapin, 23, East Fourth Street, Salem, pleaded guilty Tuesday of burglary for breaking into the home of Corey McCoy and Amanda Speigle, East Fifth Street, Salem, on May 14 and 15. He faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine at his sentencing hearing set for Oct. 26.



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