GUILTY: S. Whitley man admits sexual misconduct
COLUMBIA CITY — Less than a week short of a jury trial, a South Whitley man admitted his guilt in a sex case with a minor.Timothy J. Swihart, 19, pled guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony, last week.As part of a plea arrangement, Swihart will receive a six-year sentence with a cap on time served being four years.A second part of the agreement is to have two counts of perjury against Swihart dismissed.Swihart was arrested in January. The victim in the case, a 14-year-old girl, had visited a school counselor, fearing being pregnant. To read the rest of this story, see the May 16 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.