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Chat room led to sex with teen boy, 5 years in
Post staff report
Two men are going to prison for having sex with a 15-year-old boy
they met online.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge David Davis sent Martin
Ross, 48, of Price Hill, and Herman Young Platter, 47, of Independence,
Ky., to prison for five years each after their Wednesday convictions.
Because the boy was in an Internet chat room operated by service
provider Yahoo and because Yahoo requires account holders to be
at least 18, the men told police they believed the boy to be an
adult. After flirting over the Internet, the boy agreed to meet
Platter borrowed Ross' car and picked the boy up April 1, taking
him to Ross' home. There, both men had sex with the boy. It's a
nightmare isn't it?
Platter was convicted of three counts of unlawful sex with a minor
and could have been sent to prison for 15 years.
Ross was convicted of two counts of unlawful sexual contact with
a minor and a count of illegal use of a minor in sexually oriented
material for taking nude pictures of the boy. Ross could have been
sent to prison for 20 years.
Publication Date: 08-30-2003
Originally published in the Cincinnati