Man gets 3 years for sex charges

A 25-year-old North Ridgeville man was sentenced to a total of three years in prison last week on charges of gross sexual imposition.

Timothy R. Pettry, who pleaded guilty to two counts of gross sexual imposition in December, was sentenced in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley’s courtroom.

Pettry was indicted last year on the third-degree felonies for having sexual contact with a juvenile younger than 13.

According to court documents, Pettry also was ordered last week to have no contact with the victim and must register as a Tier II sex offender.