A former Benjamin Logan High School math teacher, who admitted to illicit sexual contact with a 17-year-old male student on June 28 at her Bellefontaine home, was sentenced Thursday for one fifth-degree felony count of gross sexual imposition.
Stacy Walterbusch, left, goes over a bill of information with her attorney Rich Wallace during her appearance Nov. 29 in Logan County Common Pleas Court. (EXAMINER FILE PHOTO | JOEL E. MAST)
Stacy Walterbusch, 30, pleaded guilty Nov. 30 to a bill of information rather than go through a grand jury indictment.
Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge William T. Goslee placed her on community control for five years; imposed a 90-day jail sentence with work release; fined her $2,500; and ordered her to serve 40 hours of community service.
She was classified as a Tier I sex offender and will have to register her address for the next 15 years.
If she fails to comply with community control, Judge Goslee can impose an 18-month prison sentence.
Logan County Prosecutor Eric Stewart said he believes the sentence is appropriate given the facts of the case, and the defendant has been held accountable for her actions.
- Ashley Mundy, 34, a Bellefontaine woman with a history of drug offenses, was sentenced recently to seven years in prison.
She reportedly expressed her shock, saying, “f***ing seven years,” as she was led from the arraignment room at the Logan County Sheriff’s Office/Jail complex.
She was charged in July with second-degree felony possession of cocaine and a first-degree felony charge of trafficking in cocaine.
She pleaded guilty to the possession charge on Nov. 22 and the other felony was dropped.
The most recent case came about after officers of the Bellefontaine Police Department found her at home to arrest her on a parole violation.
Under the parole guidelines, officers searched her residence and sport utility vehicle.
Several ounces of marijuana were found in the SUV.
Officers had observed the suspect sending text messages to her 16-year-old daughter and learned the defendant asked the daughter to hide a bag.
It was found in a bedroom closet and it contained digital scales and more than 20 grams of crack cocaine.
Cash also was recovered from the suspect.
Mundy has prior convictions from 2008 and 2016, first for permitting drug abuse and complicity to trafficking in drugs, and then possession of drugs. She received community control in both convictions.