KENTON — Former Allen East band director Dennis Dellifield will remain free on bond while the appeal of his conviction on charges of attempted illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and attempted illegal use of a minor in a nudity-oriented material or performance runs its course through the appellate system.
Dellifield was sentenced last month in Hardin County Common Pleas Court to 90 days in jail for texting two former students at Allen East schools and requesting the boys send him photos of their genitalia.
Defense attorney Michael Rumer said his client intends to appeal the verdict in the case and asked Judge Scott Barrett to delay the imposition of sentence pending that appeal.
The judge took that request under advisement and issued his ruling late last month. Barrett stayed the execution of sentence and allowed Dellifield to remain free on bond. Additional terms of that bond included the requirement that Dellifield complete a mental health and sex offender assessment.
Dellifield, 69, was found guilty Feb. 27 of four of eight criminal charges related to his requests in February 2017 that the two minor boys text to him photos of their genitalia in an erect state. Dellifield admitted during his trial to the court that he had requested the photos but denied it was for the purpose of sexual gratification.
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