Ohio trooper who masturbated with boy to ‘teach him about sex’ won’t be charged

Sandusky County, Ohio Sheriff’s Deputy Sean O’Connell said an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper with a history of domestic violence won’t face charges related to alleged sexual encounters involving a boy even though Trooper Ricky Vitte Jr. acknowledged to his wife that he watched porn with the boy five years ago. In addition, he admitted to he and the boy masturbated together.

Vitte later told his wife that he was attempting to teach the boy about sex, according to the report.

Image: Dayton Daily News

Image: Dayton Daily News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vitte said a dresser blocked his and the boy’s views of each other as they both masturbated, according to the report, which also alleges there were two sexual encounters of that nature involving Vitte and the boy, according to the Sandusky Register. 

Sandusky County prosecutor Tom Stierwalt declined seeking an indictment because he said, Vitte might have presented a defense that justified his alleged actions.

According to a Sandusky County Deputy’s report, five years before Vitte allegedly masturbated with the boy, he was charged with domestic violence when his then-girlfriend’s 5-year-old son wet the bed, Vitte reportedly spanked the boy’s buttocks until they were bruised and bleeding. During an argument over the brutal spanking, Vitte head butted his girlfriend.

The Sandusky Register reports:

During an interview with social workers, one of Vitte’s children said his father has pushed and shoved him over the years, and punched him at least once, according to O’Connell’s report.

The boy and his siblings also told investigators they saw their father punch holes in walls and doors during violent fits of rage. At other times, they watched Vitte drag their mother into another room by her arm and begin yelling at her, the report stated.

Over the allegations last year, Vitte sped away from officers to avoid confrontation which ended in a police chase, and he wasn’t charged in that instance either.

Clinical counselor Marlene Boas said of his recent problems, “I can’t imagine a situation where that would be appropriate in our culture.”

“If he would’ve masturbated in the same room as (a pre-teen girl), do you think he would be prosecuted?” Boas said.

Vitte makes $83,000 per year as an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper.

H/T: My buddy @TomCInmidlife who you can follow on the Twitter machine here. 

  • Frances R

    WTH.

  • jimmylightfoot

    He should be in jail with Sandusky. Not working for Sandusky county. Sicko perve.

  • rjcarter

    Well, the county is certainly named correctly.

    • Hank

      I’m slow today.

      • tiredoftea

        Gerry Sandusky, Hank. you’re obviously not a Penn state fan!

        • Hank

          I was referring to the same pits I made about 2 hours after RJ. After I posted, I scrolled through the comments then saw his.

          I’m pretty cool with anything sexual two consenting adults want to do. I have no tolerance for people that involved kids in their sexual activities…….with some VERY limited caveats as far as older teens may be concerned.

          • tiredoftea

            Yeah, I did the same! I’d say great minds and all that but the cognitive dissonance would likely cripple us all for life!

            I am pretty much in agreement about these kinds of activities. Consenting adults, all cool. Taking advantage of kids and women, especially in this guy’s line of work, is way out of bounds.

          • Hank

            Perhaps we are just on parallel levels of the same Dark Tower!! :/

          • tiredoftea

            And, it just gets scarier!

    • Make it go away

      I think Trooper Ricky Vitte Jr should get the “Sandusky child molestion award” awarded to those in positions of power who abuse children.

  • mea_mark

    Some people should not be in law enforcement, Sean O’Connell is one of those people. I think it is time for him to find a new career at the very least.

    • Donald Berghuis

      Yeah , like shoveling horse manure somewhere, w/o a shovel.

    • dizlz

      Trooper Ricky Vitte Jr. too. O’Connell is a total enabler but Ricky the pedophile needs some jail time asap.

  • linann.singh@yahoo.com

    Why are so many cops are getting away with murder and child abuse?

  • Sherri Lucas-Gibson

    Sickening

  • nellpost

    This is just wrong beyond words. We should NOT let this die.

  • DaddyO_969

    He’s a pedophile. He should be imprisoned for a long, long time. Cops covering for cops. Absolutely disgusting.

  • Make it go away

    Well at least all the child molesters and wife beaters know where to get a job, just apply at Sandusky’s Sheriff’s department!! Aarghh

  • Thurlow Weed

    I wonder what other crimes this psycho knows about or participated in with his fellow cops. What does he know that entitles him to a get out of jail card?

  • Hank

    Well, at least he’s from a county named appropriately enough for this kind of activity.

  • John_St_John

    This piece of human detritus is allowed to get away with child sexual abuse why? And I want a rational reason, not some lame brained “I was teaching him” specious excuse.

    • nellpost

      Call and ask the prosecutor

  • KennyD

    Well; he probably SERVICES the prosecutor … thus he’ll never have any charges filed against him ….

  • AnthonyLook

    “Sandusky County prosecutor Tom Stierwalt declined seeking an indictment because he said, Vitte might have presented a defense that justified his alleged actions——WHAT POSSIBLE DEFENSE IS THERE THAT JUSTIFIES THIS ACTIONS?

  • hifijohn

    I know police sometimes beat people but beatoff people??!!!

  • Guest

    Even with the “sex ed” aside his history shows him unfit for a badge. He’s a classic ticking time bomb that is going to blow up in Ohio’s face.. can’t believe he is still on ANY ‘force.

  • Guest

    Even with the “sex ed” aside his history shows him unfit for a badge. He’s a classic ticking time bomb that is going to blow up in Ohio’s face.. why is he still employed?!

  • pitythefool

    Even with the “sex ed” incident aside, his history shows him unfit for a badge. He’s a classic ticking time bomb that is going to blow up in Ohio’s face.. can’t wait to see all of the “shocked” reactions when tragedy strikes. smh

  • http://www.thecosmicsurfer-rantingsofamadwoman.com/ Cosmic_Surfer

    Anyone else find the irony in the fact that this was in “Sandusky” County? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Sandusky

  • coltov mocktail

    good police work, officer

  • nellpost

    PLEASE call the prosecutor and ask him why this guy is NOT being held accountable for this and for abusing his wife. ??? Sandusky COUNTY prosecutor.

  • T’omm J’Onzz

    /Sandusky/ County.

  • doumor_99

    this man need a psychiatrist and need to be pulled from any job dealing with the public. One sick Puppy