A former substitute teacher at Frontier Schools pleads guilty in a case involving sex with a teen girl.
The Washington County Prosecutors Office says Devin Binegar pleads guilty to a misdemeanor charge of contributing to a unruliness of a minor.
Assistant Prosecutor Kevin Rings says the girl involved in the case in now 18 and did not want to publicly testify on the case.
Binegar was arrested in 2013 along with Shane Dye, both of Newport, for what investigators say was sexual conduct involving a teen girl in 2011.
Binegar was a substitute teacher at Frontier Schools.
Investigators say he met with a then 15 year old girl at a party and had sex with her, on more than one occasion.
Binegar was initially charged with unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
Dye was sentenced in February to almost six months in jail for an unlawful sexual conduct with a minor guilty plea.
UPDATE 2/7/2014 12:40 PM
A Newport man is sentenced to nearly six months in jail for unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
24-year-old Shane Dye pleads guilty to having sex with a 15-year-old in 2011, ultimately getting the teen pregnant.
Dye is also sentenced to five years community control, SEPTA and to register as a tier two sex offender.
UPDATE 12/2/2013 5:00 PM
A man accused of impregnating a teenager pleads guilty.
24-year-old Shane Dye of Newport is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old in 2011.
Investigators say Dye now has a baby with the teen.
The Washington County Sheriff's Office says they believe Dye and another man frequented parties in the area, engaging in sex with young girls.
Both men are from Newport, Ohio, and both were arrested Monday on charges related to sexual conduct involving teenage girls. Both men are said to have met 15-year old girls at parties, at least one of which was in Newport. One of the victims is believed to have had a child as a result of sexual relations with one of the suspects, Shane Dye.
"He had sex in July, 2011 with a female, and, according to DNA, impregnated her," says Sheriff Larry Mincks. "We also obtained information (suspect Devin) Binegar may have had sex with this same girl at some time in the past several months."
Binegar has been a substitute teacher at Frontier High School, although Frontier Local Superintendent Bruce Kidder says there are no reports of inappropriate activity there involving Binegar and students. Binegar is free on bond while dye was being held Tuesday at the Washington County Jail.
"A judge saw probable cause to issue an arrest warrant, and the subjects were arrested," the sheriff says. "They are now entitled to due process of law, and they are not determined guilty until that process goes through."
But Superintendent Kidder says Binegar is being removed from the list the school system keeps of potential substitutes.
The sheriff's office believes Binegar and Dye have both gone to parties in the area also attended by teenage girls, and may have had sexual activity with other underage females.
Anyone with information on such activities is asked to contact Detective Kevin Hornbeck at 740-376-7070.