Sandusky County Common Pleas Judge Barbara Ansted sentenced former Ohio Patrol trooper Ricky Vitte Jr. to six months in jail on Monday, and credited him for acknowledging his wrongdoing against a boy he masturbated with while watching porn.
“You took responsibility by pleading no contest,” Ansted told Vitte during his sentencing hearing on Monday. “This is the first step to healing.”
The boy’s mother, however, didn’t see it quite the same way.
“I don’t feel this was an appropriate outcome,” she told the Register after Vitte was sentenced.
Ansted technically handed down the harshest sentence possible for the one misdemeanor charge he was convicted on, but she told Vitte he could go on house arrest after serving 30 days in jail.