Facing a maximum penalty of more than 25 years in jail for date rape, sexual assaults on three women, former Center Middle School teacher and athletic coach, 54-year-old Jay Dana, escaped with a 75-day sentence last week in the Mahoning County Common Pleas Court of Judge Maureen Sweeney.
One of two of Dana’s victims who addressed the court during his sentencing hearing told Judge Sweeney if she had known that Dana would ‘only get 75 days,’ she doubted she would have come forward.
More than 3000 days ago, at the age of 42, Christine Smith told police she went on a date with Dana on Sept. 10, 2006.
“I was given a drink by him, which at some point, caused me to black out,” Smith said last Wednesday at Dana’s sentencing hearing.
She said she awakened at some pint to Dana telling her to “get up, g...Read More >>