Ohio chief's conviction sealed over objections

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sealed the record of an Ohio police chief convicted of a misdemeanor stemming from accusations he had sex with a teenager while on duty.

John Marra pleaded no contest to dereliction of duty in 2008 and resigned as a Uniontown police officer. He was sentenced to two years of probation.

The 37-year-old Marra is now the police chief of Brady Lake in northeastern Ohio.

Court records say Marra had sex while on duty with a girl when she was 16 and 17.

Over prosecutors' objections, The Repository reports (http://bit.ly/1iPp9mG) that Judge John Poulos sealed Marra's conviction on Thursday. It will no longer appear in public court records.

Prosecutors who argued against sealing the record said Marra should be held to a higher standard.

Marra declined to comment.

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Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com

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