Man gets 6 years for trying to lure children

By Sara Gouedy - bio | email

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A man was sentenced Monday afternoon for trying to lure children in a Warren County park.

Michael Hamblin will spend the next six years behind bars, the maximum sentence.

Hamblin's jail time is divided in two ways - four years for trying to lure kids into the woods at Mason's Heritage Oak Park and another two years for a parole violation regarding an earlier sex charge.

"He knows full well that there's a penalty for him to pay to society, and he's ready to start paying society," said defense attorney Terry McNamera.

Rachel Hutzel: "This is a dangerous man to be around children," said Warren County prosecutor Rachel Hutzel. "We don't want him in our parks, in our ballfields, or soccerfields. We just want him to stay away from kids."

Hamblin has a deep history of sex offense charges. He's the inspiration for "Nicole's Law," which the state of Ohio enacted to strengthen sex offender penalties and laws.

Police say Hamblin has victimized kids all over Butler and Warren counties.

"Enough's enough," said Hutzel. "You are not rehabilitated, you are a repeat offender, and you've got to stay away from children."