Man charged for inappropriate contact with teen

CAMPBELL, Ohio (WKBN) – A 6th Street man is behind bars after he was accused earlier this month of having inappropriate contact with a female acquaintance.

James V. Vinion, 41, is charged with abduction and gross sexual imposition. He was arrested Tuesday in Willoughby and is now at the Mahoning County Jail, according to a Campbell Police report.

The incident was reported on July 5, which is when police said Vinion attempted suicide in his basement.

According to Campbell police, Vinion’s wife called 911 about 1 a.m. July 5 and said Vinion threatened to go into the basement to kill himself after he was accused of inappropriately touching a 15-year-old girl.

Officers searched the basement and were unable to find him, but they found him in the attached garage. The report states Vinion was lying face down on the floor with a deep cut to the entire length of the front of his neck that was apparently self-inflicted and he requested an ambulance.

After determining he was not armed, ambulance workers administered first aid and placed him into an ambulance, after which he was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for a psychiatric evaluation.

Police questioned the teen, who said Vinion began touching her on her hips and buttocks while they were in the pool earlier in the day. The teen also told police that Vinion then slid his hand inside her swimsuit bottom and grabbed her bare buttocks, the police report states.

The teen said she tried to get out of the pool, but he had a grip on her and he started trying to touch his groin to hers, the report states. She told police Vinion then kissed her chest, pulled up her shirt and kissed her bare breast.

The report states some neighbor children came out to swim, which made Vinion stop the behavior and allowed her to get out of the pool.

While police were questioning the teen and Vinion’s wife, the teen’s older sister told police Vinion had done the same thing to her. No details about that incident were given in the report.

Vinion is due for arraignment in Campbell Municipal Court on Friday.

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