Delhi Township man charged with unlawful sexual conduct with teen

Salvatore Magro (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Salvatore Magro (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Delhi Township man bounced in and out of jail in a matter of hours, accused of unlawful sexual conduct with a young girl.

Delhi Township Police say this is exactly the kind of story that should be a wake-up call to all parents. They should know who their teens are talking to online.

In this case, a 51-year-old man allegedly had some sort of ongoing relationship with a 15-year-old girl. And police say it was emails to that victim only hours after his release from jail that landed him back in jail.

After spending Monday night in jail, Salvatore or "Sam" Magro had just been released Tuesday on a $5,000 bond and accused of unlawful sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl.

"Part of the restrictions was no contact with the victim," said Sergeant Joseph Mittendorf with the Delhi Township Police Department.

Yet hours after his release Tuesday, Magro was back in the slammer. The victim's family had called Delhi Township Police.

"He was sending emails to the victim and of course we contacted the clerk's office who chased down the judge," Mittendorf said.

The ink was barely dry on Magro's release paperwork.

"No, we were still doing the paperwork," Mittendorf said. "The judge saw the copies of the email transactions and revoked the bond."

Wednesday morning, Magro was re-arraigned and held, this time, on a $1 million bond.

"It's a very disturbing situation and it's difficult for the Magro family, also because they are the ones left putting all the pieces together and they're the ones stuck in the middle too," said Mittendorf.

From 2000 to 2008, Sam Magro taught social studies and religion to kids at "Our Lady Of Victory" in Delhi Township.

"The actual acts and deeds aren't going to be talked about here," Mittendorf said. "But I'm sure they'll come out in court.

"Now, when he goes to the Grand Jury and we lay out all the information and all the facts to the Grand Jury they may indict him on additional charges."

Sergeant Mittendorf also said, if anyone has had any unusual or uncomfortable contact with Sam Magro, police want to speak with you.

The victim is receiving counseling from Children's Services and from Children's Hospital.

Police said her needs are paramount right now.

Until now, Magro had no prior trouble with the law.

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