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Canfield couple accused of sexually abusing her grandson

Published: Sat, August 10, 2013 @ 12:10 a.m.




A detective says a Canfield Township couple arrested Friday on charges they repeatedly sexually abused a young boy had been carrying out the abuse for at least the past 21/2 years, maybe longer.

Terry Martin, who just retired as a detective with the Mahoning County Sheriff’s Office and who was assigned to county children services, said the boy’s father came to detectives first in late March because his son had been saying for the past couple of years he had been touched inappropriately.

A county grand jury Thursday indicted Jeffrey Evans, 44, on five counts of rape and five counts of gross sexual imposition, and Liza Timm, 51, on five counts of gross sexual imposition and five counts of endangering children.

The rape counts carry maximum sentences of life in prison without parole. Court records list an address for the couple on Meadowood Drive.

Martin, who took the case before he retired, said Timm is the boy’s grandmother on the boy’s mother’s side. A court awarded full custody to the father, who lives in Medina. He drove to Youngstown to make a complaint in March, Martin said.

Martin said the boy, who just turned 8, had been touching other students in his school inapprop- riately since he was at least 5 in a way that is not normal for young children.

Martin said the boy had been complaining that he had been touched inappropriately. It had been going on for at least 21/2 years that investigators know of, but the boy said the touching had been going on “ever since he could remember.”

After the father was awarded custody, Timm was granted visitation rights, but those rights were suspended during the investigation, Martin added.


1bmanresident(607 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

It took HOW LONG!!!? Why was a complaint not filed years ago! This is an outrage and the school officials should be investigated! This pour child is not going to be right for the rest of his life!! And now he will most likely become a democrat

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2papa1(711 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

bmanresident, your last sentence describes you as being an idiot. these people are sick and this child will have long lasting problems. to make a joke out of it is reprehensible.

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3redeye1(5678 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Sounds more like LIBERTURDS to me.

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46675409(37 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Let us not forget the former Canfield Dairy Queen owner Trent Rapp who had a special affection for young boys.

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5southsidedave(5199 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Abusing your own grandson...sick sick sick

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6kurtw(1829 comments)posted 2 years, 11 months ago

Last sentence of Post #1 is idiotic. A child being subjected to sexual abuse is no occasion for levity.

Koa's comment is a little shaky, too, though I would not go so far as to call it idiotic- just everyday dumb.

I'd really, really, like to know what bearing the address has on the facts of the case. If someone can explain that to me, I would be highly gratified.

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