(Butler County, Ohio) Yesterday, "Pretend Boy" Patricia Dye received jail time for violating the terms of her probation.
Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth sentenced Patricia J. Dye, 32, to six months in jail, with credit for 142 days already served while awaiting her day in court.It seems that Dye would be wise to start following instructions.
Due to Ohio law, “prison is not an option,” Spaeth said.
Spaeth also fined Dye $500 and ordered her to undergo sex offender counseling and obtain a high-school diploma while completing two years of supervised probation.
"Pretend Boy" Arrested in California - Updated
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(Humboldt County, California) A long way from Ohio, convicted sex offender Patricia Dye has been arrested in California for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender.
Dye, 32, was clad in a blue jail jumpsuit with her hands cuffed in front of her when she appeared in Humboldt County Superior Court on Wednesday, waiving her right to an extradition hearing and agreeing to be returned to her native Ohio to answer to the charge.Dye is in custody and expected to be sent back to Ohio on a bus in the coming weeks. It seems Dye will experience one sad Christmas.
A petite woman with short hair, Dye appeared relaxed during the brief court appearance, smiling at bailiffs and laughing with her attorney as she filled out court documents.
Arrested Dec. 8 at an Orick motel, Dye is an infamous figure in Warren County, Ohio, where her criminal case pushed the bounds of gender identity and the law, sparking outrage when Dye was sentenced to six months in county jail.
"Pretend Boy" Woman Released from Jail - Updated
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(Lebanon, Ohio) Sentenced in October to 180 days in jail with credit for time served, 31-year-old Patricia Dye was released yesterday. She immediately registered as a Tier 1 sex offender.
Dye was apologetic and promised not to pretend to be a boy again.
"I am sorry for everything that had happened," she said.In total disagreement, one victim's family believes Dye will do it again and plans on moving to a safer place. (h/t Lame)
"I'd just like to move on from this, try to get some help.
"It won't happen again," she added.
"Pretend Boy" Woman Gets Jail - Updated
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(Warren County, Ohio) Thirty-one-year-old Patricia Dye pleaded guilty yesterday to misdemeanor counts of sexual imposition, attempted sexual imposition and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Dye was prosecuted for pretending to be a teen boy in order to have sex with a teen girl.
For the misdemeanor convictions, Dye was sentenced to six months in jail.
Warren County Juvenile Court Judge Mike Powell sentenced Dye to jail and put her on a two-year probation. He also ordered that Dye not have any contact with the victim or the victim's family and classified her as a sexual offender, which means she must register with authorities every six months for the next 15 years.Reportedly, Dye's victim was quite traumatized by the experience.
"This woman victimized a young girl and needed to be punished for her actions," Chief Assistant Prosecutor Bruce McGary said in a statement Wednesday.
Dye's attorney, Rob Kaufman, said he initially pushed for the mental health evaluation and potential treatment for his client who, he says, "feels remorse" for her actions.
Woman Avoids Felony in Sex Pretend Case - Updated
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(Lebanon, Ohio) Thirty-one-year-old Patricia Dye has been indicted by a Warren County grand jury on misdemeanor charges of sexual imposition, attempted sexual imposition and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
According to Matt Nolan, spokesman for the prosecution, Dye will be prosecuted in the Warren County Juvenile Court.
Adults charged with crimes involving children sometimes are prosecuted in the juvenile court rather than a municipal or common pleas court.If convicted of the charges, Dye could receive a year in prison.
In a report released Monday, the grand jury ignored the felonies proposed against Dye, Nolan said. He did not know why the grand jury, which meets in secret, declined to upgrade the charges.
Woman, 31, Impersonates Boy to Get Girl, 16
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(Lebanon, Ohio) A 31-year-old Franklin woman, Patricia Dye, was arrested last Wednesday after an investigation found that she had pretended to be a 14-year-old boy to get romantic with a 16-year-old girl.
Dye has been charged with corruption of a minor, unlawful sex with a minor and importuning, or soliciting sex with the girl.
Dye at 4 feet, 11 inches, is smaller than the 5-foot-5 victim, according to police reports.Dye was booked into custody at the Warren County Jail with bond set at $100,000. Police suspect that there may be other victims.
“They were boyfriend-girlfriend,” Sgt. Bob Marchiny said. “(Dye) looks just like a boy.”
Police began investigating Dye after the girl ran away from a hotel where they had been living together for three days in June. The girl did not realize Dye was a woman, Marchiny said.
“We realized the person she was with wasn’t who we thought she was,” Marchiny said.
Dye, arrested on June 30 in Franklin, admitted to pretending to being a boy.
Tip: Chuck Simmins