Former Ohio official back to prison to serve term

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio official sentenced to a year in prison four years ago for compelling prostitution has been sent back to prison for violating terms of his release.

Prosecutors in 2009 said 50-year-old Robert McFadden used a website site to promote a 17-year-old prostitute and to recommend or warn against other prostitutes.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Tuesday ( ) that McFadden was returned to prison last month to serve the remainder of his sentence, which will end June 23.

McFadden's attorney Keith Golden said McFadden was properly using the Internet for his handyman job but a treatment program he was in forbade Internet use, triggering the return to prison.

McFadden, of the Columbus suburb of Dublin, served as former Gov. Ted Strickland's director of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in 2007.


Information from: The Columbus Dispatch,

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