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LISBON — Michael A. Hamilton, 31, East Fourth Street, Salem, pleaded guilty in Common Pleas Court to two counts of harassment with a bodily substance. He faces up to two years in prison and a $5,000 fine. Sentencing is set for Dec. 21. Hamilton had been charged after expelling a substance onto two corrections officers, Jacob McIntosh and Nicholas Nelson on March 14.

Richard D. Simons, 20, East Street, East Palestine, pleaded guilty to two counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor and was sentenced to a year in prison, consecutive to time he is serving in two other cases. Simons had been charged for having sexual contact with a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old, both in the second half of 2018. He will be required to register as a Tier II sexual offender. He is currently serving a three-year sentence for two other cases for convictions of attempted burglary, two counts of burglary and two counts of theft.

Anthony L. Brown Jr., 35, Mansfield, entered a stipulated guilty plea to breaking and entering, safecracking and possession of criminal tools. Brown requested immediate sentencing and was sentenced to a year in prison. Brown had broke into Volino’s Car Wash on Oct. 23, 2019 and tampered with the safe or strongbox. He used a screwdriver in the commission of his offenses.

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