Ex-judge accused of grabbing woman’s buttocks sentenced

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Ex-Warren County judge sentenced for grabbing woman's behind in Centerville

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Former Warren County Judge Dallas Powers was sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay a $250 fine after he was accused of grabbing the buttocks of a woman at a Centerville Speedway last year.

Powers also was given a 30-day suspended jail sentence and ordered to have no contact with the victim.

"The woman reacted by turning toward the defendant and confronting him about his behavior not being acceptable," a Centerville police detective wrote about the April 30, 2017 incident that was caught on surveillance video. "On May 17, 2017, the same woman observed the defendant at the Speedway and obtained his license plate number."

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The detective wrote that he found a match when he compared the vehicle's registered owner to a still photo from surveillance video.

A Centerville police report shows that an officer responded to the April incident.

The woman issued a statement through her attorney about her contact with Centerville police. The woman is considering a civil action against Powers.

"They handled my situation with care and sensitivity," said the woman. "I was only in contact with one officer and that was my responding officer but every step of the way he kept me up to date and made me feel supported through it all."

Powers, 83, was originally charged with sexual imposition.

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