The former president of the Waterville Chamber of Commerce admitted in court this morning to having unwelcomed sexual conduct with a woman in August.
Douglas Hayward, 46, of Waterville, made the admission in Wood County Common Pleas Court in connection with an Aug. 12 incident at a Perrysburg motel.
As part of an agreement worked out between Mr. Hayward and the county prosecutor s office, the defendant was placed in a pre-trial diversion program and also ordered to pay $500 to a rape crisis center.
If he successfully completes the recommended treatment, a felony charge of sexual battery would be dismissed, authorities said.
Mr. Hayward was arrested by Perrysburg police on a rape charge two days after the incident, but it was dropped later that month after the victim was not available to testify at a court hearing.
Read more later in The Blade and online at toledoblade.com.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.