Former deputy sheriff convicted of sex crime accused of trying to upskirt women

Former deputy sheriff convicted of sex crime accused of trying to upskirt women

LEMON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - A former deputy sheriff who is prohibited from working in law enforcement due to a felony sex crime conviction involving a minor is accused of another sex offense.

This time, Dennis Schiavone Jr. is charged with attempted voyeurism. He is accused of trying to upskirt two women with his cell phone while it was placed on the bottom of his cart at a Kroger store in the northern Cincinnati suburbs, according to a copy of a summons he received this week.

"Mr. Schiavone pushed his cart with the cell phone up to the two women in an attempt to film up their dresses," the summons states.

The alleged offense occurred on July 2 at Kroger on Ohio 73 (Oxford State Road) in Lemon Township, which is about 32 miles north of downtown Cincinnati.

Schiavone, 43, of Trenton was ordered make his first appearance in the misdemeanor case Friday in Middletown Municipal Court.

On Tuesday, Schiavone's attorney filed papers with the court to waive his appearance, plead not guilty and move forward with a pre-trial hearing.

One was scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, but the case was continued and Schiavone did not appear in court.

The case was continued until Aug. 22.

Schiavone's uncle, attorney Frank Schiavone, is representing him.

Frank Schiavone declined comment Wednesday.

Dennis Schiavone Jr. could not be reached for comment.

No one answered the door at his house Wednesday.

The case has his former colleagues at the Butler County Sheriff's Office investigating him.

And it's not the first time.

Schiavone, who also is a former Trenton city councilman, admitted nearly 15 years ago to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student at Madison Junior/Senior High School, court records show.

At the time, he worked at the school worked as a resource officer.

He pleaded guilty in November 2003 to felony sexual battery and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Schiavone was sentenced in early 2004 to six months in the Preble County Jail, five years probation and was prohibited from working in law enforcement, court records show.

The judge also designated Schiavone a sexually oriented offender and required him to register his address with the sheriff's office in his residing county for 10 years.

FOX19 has a request into the Butler County Sheriff's Office for an interview about the current criminal case against Schiavone, a copy of the incident report on the July 2 upskirting allegation and his personnel file.

We will continue to follow this story and bring you all the latest developments.

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