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Former acting chief of Findlay police to enter domestic violence program

Sean Young pleaded guilty today to charge in Findlay Municipal Court

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    Sean Young, left, and his attorney, Scott Coon, before visiting Judge S. Dwight Osterud in Findlay Municipal Court. Mr. Young entered a plea of guilty to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge.

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FINDLAY — A former acting chief of Findlay police agreed to enter into a domestic violence diversion program that could dismiss a case against him for throwing a video camera at his wife’s head and grabbing his daughter’s throat.

Sean Young pleaded guilty early today in Findlay Municipal Court to a domestic violence charge, and agreed to enter into a domestic violence program for a minimum of 26 weeks, perform 70 hours of community service, and pay court costs and fines.

If he completes the program and continues to follow the terms of a protection order, the case against him will be dismissed.

A protection order petition submitted by Mr. Young’s wife, Toni, alleges he threw a camera at her head Feb. 4. Her injuries sent her to a hospital and required five stitches.

She also accused Mr. Young of grabbing his daughter’s throat while their son watched, and referenced prior “emotional and physical violence.”

VIDEO: Sean Young in court Friday, June 2, 2017

Mr. Young became acting chief in January after Greg Horne, who served seven years as Findlay police chief, retired. He was promoted from lieutenant to captain in 2010.

Mayor Lydia Mihalik placed Mr. Young on paid leave soon after the incident. John Dunbar, the department's senior-most lieutenant, is serving as acting chief.

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