Young Trumbull County parents face more child-sex charges
By Ed Runyan
Court and police documents say Cody Beemer and his wife, Felicia, charged with raping their 1-year-old daughter at the Trumbull County Children Services Board offices last summer, also are indicted on charges of sexually assaulting a second child.
Cody Beemer, 22, and Felicia Beemer, 21, both of Austin Avenue Southwest, pleaded innocent Friday in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court to multiple charges.
Each is being held in the Trumbull County jail in lieu of $1 million bond.
Cody Beemer was indicted on one count of rape, accused of sexually assaulting his 1-year-old daughter in July; one count of gross sexual imposition in the sexual assault of an 18-month old Warren boy in June or July; and two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.
Felicia Beemer was indicted on two counts of rape, accused of sexually assaulting the girl and the boy, as well as three counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor.
The pandering charges relate to the cellphone videos Warren police obtained that purportedly show the offenses being committed. Police say the Beemers shot the videos.
A document obtained Friday at the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office says the Beemers were baby-sitting the 18-month-old boy at an apartment on Elm Road in June or July.
The boy’s mother told Warren police she believes her son is the boy in one of the Beemers’ videos being molested.
The document also says the acts that reportedly took place while the Beemers were visiting their biological daughter at CSB took place while Cody Beemer was changing the girl’s diaper.
The document says a Warren police detective contacted the sheriff’s office asking for assistance with an investigation. The detective said “juvenile sex offender register Cody Beemer had reportedly molested a child,” according to the document.
The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has agreed to conduct an independent review of CSB’s visitation policies. The review came at the request of CSB, said Nick Kerosky, CSB executive director.
Kerosky has refused to discuss what type of visitation the Beemers were taking part in or what type of supervision was involved.