Former Miami U. police officer found guilty of 2 of 4 charges

Updated Oct 13, 2017

A former Miami University police officer was found guilty of gross sexual imposition and one count of abduction, but not guilty of kidnapping and another count of abduction.

Dustin Young, 36, of Trenton, was indicted in April by a Butler County grand jury for gross sexual imposition, kidnapping and two counts of abduction. 

Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster rendered his decision Friday afternoon in the bench trial that began earlier this week.

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Young will be sentenced on Nov. 27 and his $50,000 bond, which he posted earlier, remained the same, Oster said.

As the verdicts were read, Young sat motionless at the defense table. A few minutes later, he was seen hugging his wife in the courtroom, then lowered his head and appeared to be praying.

Young, who was a sergeant, resigned from the department on Jan. 11, ending his 15-year career. He was placed on administrative leave on Nov. 22, 2016, according to an internal report reviewed by this news outlet.

The allegations against Young are that he pulled the woman into his lap and touched her crotch and pinned her against a locker on two occasions, according to court records. The alleged crimes occurred between Aug. 1 and Nov. 12, 2016, according to the indictment.