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13. Ohio Impersonator Gets 1 Year in Jail
Akron Beacon Journal via YellowBrix
AKRON, OH – A Manchester High School graduate who posed as a sheriff’s deputy in three appearances at Summit County schools last summer has been sentenced to a year in prison.
In August, Ryan A. Worlow, 21, of Mac Drive in Stow, was wearing a deputy’s uniform and carrying a .40-caliber handgun when he went to the classrooms of three schools he had attended and spoke to students and teachers about safety procedures, prosecutors have said.
There were no reports of any incidents at Manchester High, Manchester Middle or Nolley Elementary schools.
Summit County Common Pleas Judge Paul J. Gallagher this week sentenced Worlow to 12 months on one count of impersonating a police officer, six months on a second count of impersonating a police officer and 30 days for criminal trespassing. The sentences are to be served concurrently.
Worlow pleaded guilty in February.
Worlow, originally facing a 15-count indictment, was scheduled to go to trial in Gallagher’s court in February, but his lawyer, Lawrence L. Delino, said he decided to accept a plea deal so he could put the incident behind him and spare others from going through a trial.
Also in February, Worlow pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of criminal trespassing. Prosecutors said he made uniformed appearances at his dentist’s office and at a McDonald’s restaurant.
In exchange for the guilty pleas, one count of impersonating a police officer, two counts of possessing a deadly weapon in a school zone and five counts of criminal trespassing were dismissed.