Man found guilty of gross sexual imposition


A Delaware man has been found guilty on four counts of gross sexual imposition after a six-day jury trial in Delaware County Common Pleas Court.

The trial of Michael Frederick Grubbs, 50, of 88 Carriage Drive, began on Aug. 25 and a verdict was returned by the jury Tuesday.

Grubbs originally faced four charges of rape, which are first-degree felonies; two counts of gross sexual imposition, third-degree felonies; and two counts of gross sexual imposition, fourth-degree felonies.

Prosecutors said he touched two girls under the age of 10 in a sexual manner.

The jury found Grubbs guilty on the four gross-sexual imposition charges and not guilty on two of the rape charges. The jury could not reach a verdict on the remaining two rape charges.

Judge Everett Krueger ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set a sentencing hearing for Sept. 25.

Grubbs was arrested on Dec. 31 by Delaware police after they responded to a sexual assault report at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Grubbs was in the Delaware County Jail Wednesday awaiting his sentencing.

Grubbs Courtesy photo | Delaware County Jail

By Glenn Battishill

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Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

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