Man rejects deal on child sex counts


Staff report

WARREN — A 30-year-old Youngstown resident, accused of two counts of soliciting a teen for sex and two counts of disseminating material harmful to children, chose not to accept a plea agreement and will go to trial before Judge Andrew Logan beginning Monday.

Ryan Graves-Meadows was placed in the Trumbull County jail in November 2021 after Warren police received a report that nude images of Graves-Meadows were on a 14-year-old’s cellphone.

According to a police report, the mother of the victim told officers her daughter was receiving sexual messages via Facebook Messenger.

Prosecutors offered to remove two of the charges, if Graves-Meadows would have pleaded to one count of importuning and one count of disseminating material harmful to juveniles.

In discussing the possible plea, Logan told Graves-Meadows that accepting the plea did not guarantee he would have been sent to prison on the felonies. A pre-sentencing investigation would have been been conducted, which could have ended up with him receiving probation or up to 24 months in prison.

If convicted of all counts, Graves-Meadows could face up to five years in prison on each count of importuning and six months on each count of disseminating materials harmful to juveniles.



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