Ohio officer’s sexting sentencing rescheduled

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has rescheduled sentencing for a former Ohio school resource officer convicted of coercing sexual behavior from minors.

Todd Smith could face up to 17 years after pleading guilty earlier this year to one count of using a cellphone to entice two underage minors to engage in sexual activity.

Federal judge Algenon Marbley in Columbus on Thursday set a June 28 hearing date for Smith, who was scheduled to be sentenced Friday.

Federal prosecutors have asked Marbley to take Smith’s ongoing cooperation with an FBI investigation into consideration.

Smith’s attorney says Smith is a one-time offender whose long history as a law-abiding police officer also should be considered.

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