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State Rejects Early Release Request By Local TV Preacher

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

The Ohio Parole Board has rejected a request for early release from prison made by a former Grove City televangelist.  William Wasmus has served his 15-year minimum sentence.  He was sentenced to 220 years for videotaping and sexually abusing children for over five years. Franklin County prosecutors opposed early release.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.