November 28, 2011
LIMA — A man convicted of sex crimes involving children was sentenced to 10 years in prison this morning. Walter Meiter, 65, was sentenced on two counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. He pleaded guilty last month to the charges avoiding the chance that he may face a rape charge that carries a harsher punishment.Meiter was convicted of sexually assaulting at least one boy at the Colony Mobile Home Park. The boy moved in there with his mother in 2008 after his parents split up. He testified at an earlier hearing that Meiter coerced him into a sexual relationship. Read more about this story in Tuesday's The Lima News.