VAN WERT — Two Mercer County men face sentencing on Jan. 22 for sex
crimes. Adam Steinbrunner, 38, Rockford, pleaded guilty to four counts
of voyeurism, misdemeanors of the first degree. According to an
investigation, Steinbrunner had been watching a girl under the age of 17
as she was undressed and in the shower on several occasions.
faces up to six months in jail and $1,000 fines on each of the four
counts. He is expected to be classified as a Tier 1 Sex Offender which
would require Steinbrunner to register with law enforcement every six
months for the next 15 years.
Also facing sentencing is Ralph
Oberlitner, 22, Mendon. Oberlitner was indicted in May of 2013 after
being accused of trying to force a woman into sexual conduct. The female
victim reportedly knew Oberlitner from high school. She claimed
Oberlitner picked her up to take her to a friend’s house but instead
took her to a wooded area in Celina and forced her into sexual contact.
is facing a possible 18-month prison sentence and up to a $5,000 fine.
It is also possible for Oberlitner to be declared a Tier 3 Sex Offender,
which would require him to register with law enforcement every 90 days
for the rest of his life.