Jail, community control for sex offender

A Tiffin man who pleaded guilty to two counts of gross sexual imposition in April was sentenced to five years of community control last week.

Gregory R. Simpkins, 19, who pleaded guilty to the third-degree felony charges in Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Steve Shuff’s courtroom, also was ordered to serve a year in jail, a court spokeswoman said. He was given 272 days of jail time credit already served, she said.

Simpkins was indicted on the charges, along with three counts of rape, last year for allegedly having sexual conduct with underage students on a school bus in Seneca County.

Three charges of rape were dismissed.

The spokeswoman said Simpkins also was ordered last week to complete counseling and to register as a tier two sex offender.