Man charged with sexual battery is fired from juvenile-court job
A man who is jailed without bond on three counts of sexual battery has been fired from his job at the Mahoning County Juvenile Court because of those criminal charges, Judge Theresa Dellick of that court announced late Monday.
Sherod D. Holmes Jr., 32, of South Meridian Road, made his initial appearance on the charges Monday afternoon in county court, where he was found indigent, and a defense lawyer was to be appointed by the court for him.
Holmes, who did not enter a plea, will appear before Judge David A. D’Apolito for a preliminary hearing at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Austintown Court.
The offenses are alleged to have occurred Sept. 1, 2012, and the case was investigated by the county sheriff’s office.
“The court’s primary concern is for the youth and families involved. As is evidenced by our cooperation in this matter, we will take any and all steps necessary to protect the community. The continued trust and support of the public, as well as the welfare of those we serve, demand no less,” Judge Dellick said in a prepared emailed statement.
Judge Dellick declined to answer questions on the matter.
Sheriff Jerry Greene and Commander Thomas Assion could not be reached to comment.