Mother charged with permitting teen sex
ELYRIA - A mother was charged after allowing her
14-year-old daughter to stay home alone with a 19-year-old man, according to an Elyria police report.
Shona R. Jalowiec, 32, was charged with a felony count of endangering children because she allowed the teens to be alone and have sex, Elyria police Lt. Andy Eichenlaub said.
The man, Jimmy Christian, of Cleveland, was charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, which is also a felony.
Eichenlaub said that it is legal under Ohio law for minors to have sex as long as it is consensual and the partners are within four years of age. Christian was charged, he said, because he is five years older than the alleged victim.
I-90 traffic stop leads to pound of pot
WESTLAKE - Drug dogs weren`t needed to find a pound of marijuana when Skylier Jackson, 26, was pulled over in his 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander on Wednesday night for driving 90 mph on Interstate 90, according to a Westlake police report.
Jackson`s SUV was stopped near Nagel Road in Avon, and the officer saw marijuana on the vehicle`s floor, the report said.
The smell of marijuana was overpowering, Westlake police Capt. Guy Turner said, adding it was so pungent that the plastic bag containing the drugs was easily found concealed in a children`s backpack.
Jackson was charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of criminal tools and felony preparation of drugs for shipment. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of speeding and driver`s license required.
Jackson`s residence was unclear. Police said he could be living at one of three Elyria addresses, or possibly at a location in Cleveland. He has never had a driver`s license but is under six suspensions - the latest resulting from a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court conviction for trafficking in drugs, Turner said.
Other convictions include drug possession, trafficking and attempted corruption. Jackson was last released from prison on Nov. 8, 2006.
His bond was set Friday at $25,000 in Rocky River Municipal Court. The case has been bound over to a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury.