Paul Susralski enters the courtroom before his sentencing hearing Wednesday in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. Susralski was charged with 12 counts related to child porn and one count of possession of criminal tools. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)
Paul Susralski enters the courtroom before his sentencing hearing Wednesday in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. Susralski was charged with 12 counts related to child porn and one count of possession of criminal tools. (Times Bulletin/Ed Gebert)

VAN WERT — A 48-year-old Van Wert man was sentenced to a dozen four-year prison terms on Wednesday in Van Wert County Court of Common Pleas. Those 12 sentences and a 12-month sentence will be served concurrently.

Paul Susralski was sentenced on five counts of illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance, four counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, and one county of possession of criminal tools. The final charge was a fifth-degree felony while all the other charges were second-degree felonies.

During the sentencing hearing Susralski apologized for his actions. His attorney noted, “Paul has lost his house through this whole ordeal, Everything has been tossed around.”

Susralski was arrested in June 2013 after agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation obtained evidence which showed that child pornography had been downloaded at his Blaine St. address.



Judge Charles D. Steele gave Susralski credit for 204 days already served in jail. In addition Susralski was also classified as a Tier 2 sex offender which carries the requirement that he register with law enforcement every 180 days for a period of 25 years.

Also in court Wednesday, a Van Wert man was given six months in prison for failing to register as a sex offender, a felony of the fourth degree. A lawyer for Todd Hundley, 41, stated that his client had been evicted from his home and moved in with a relative temporarily. That temporary stay grew longer, and Hundley never notified law enforcement of his whereabouts.

Jordan Vickery, 30, Middle Point, was sentenced to prison for 20 counts of identity fraud. The 20 twelve-month sentences will be served concurrently for the fifth-degree felonies. He was given credit for 94 days already served.

“I need help,” Vickery told Judge Steele. “I need help desperately. I can’t do this on my own.” Vickery admitted he has a serious drug problem and stated that he really wanted help in getting clean.

Lorenzo Frye, 25, Van Wert was given a 90-day jail sentence for fourth-degree felony domestic violence. That jail term is a part of three years of community control. He must also serve an additional 30-day jail sentence, perform 200 hours of community service, and pay fees and court costs. A 12-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Steven Parsons, Jr., 34, Van Wert, admitted to violating his probation by failing to report an arrest on a theft charge and for failing to report to probation. Parsons had been sentenced Aug. 1, 2012 on theft and forgery charges. Steele resentenced Parsons to three years of community control but added a 30-day jail term. A nine-month prison term was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Brenda Schwartz, 28, Decatur, admitted violating her probation by being found guilty of escape in Indiana. She told the court that she had not run off but had been found in a place she was not supposed to be. She was also re-sentenced to three years of community control plus a 30-day jail sentence. A nine-month prison sentence was deferred pending the successful completion of community control.

Adam Partin, 20, Delphos, admitted to violating his treatment in lieu of conviction agreement by not completing counseling. He was originally sentenced last year for possession of cocaine. Partin will be sentenced again on March 26.

Kyle Goodwin, 25, Van Wert, admitted to violating his bond by testing positive for morphine. Steele ordered Goodwin held on a $10,000 cash bond, and a pretrial hearing into his case will be scheduled soon.

Eight persons were arraigned on felony charges in court on Wednesday. All eight pleaded not guilty, were released on bond and ordered to attend pretrial hearings on March 5.

• Erin Bradford, 21, Celina, charged with fifth-degree felony obstructing justice.

• Donna Cole, 44, Wren, charged with fifth-degree felony obstructing justice.

• Arnold Deleon, 44, Convoy, charged with fourth-degree felony operating a vehicle while impaired. He was charged with a felony due to having five OVI convictions in the last 20 years.

• Jeremia Hubbell, 26, Van Wert, charged with fifth-degree felony possession of methamphetamine.

• Tyler Kast, 21, Van Wert, charged with fifth-degree felony vandalism.

• Joshua Sargent, 32, Van Wert, charged with two counts of fourth-degree felony domestic violence.

• Tim Schlatman, 32, Van Wert, charged with two counts of fifth-degree felony drug possession.

• Todd Wheeler, 43, Elida, charged with fifth-degree felony theft.