Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Saturday, 10/19/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

Springfield Twp. man loses appeal again


A Springfield Township man who was sentenced to 44 years in prison for assaulting his ex-wife at a retirement village lost a second appeal he filed over that sentence.

Ohio’s 6th District Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed the sentence Michael Swiergosz, 51, received in Lucas County Common Pleas Court in 2010 after a jury found him guilty on multiple charges of rape, kidnapping, and assault and for a felonious assault charge from a separate incident.

In 2009, he took a gun to the place where his ex-wife worked, struck her in the head with a tire iron, bound her, raped her, and held her hostage more than five hours.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories