St. Rita’s molester gets unusual sentence


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Oct 23, 2012

As a resident adviser at St. Rita’s School for the Deaf, Joshua Bort was supposed to be an example for the students.

Without even a prior traffic ticket, the 25-year-old was a good example, school officials thought, especially after Bort told them a student was responsible for the alcohol and marijuana found at the school.

An investigation, though, revealed that Bort brought the alcohol and drugs into the school – and was using them to molest students, including the one he falsely blamed initially.

In an unusual move, Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman sent Bort, 25, of Maineville, to prison Tuesday for one year. The sentence was unusual because Bort pleaded guilty and the crimes carried the presumption of probation, making prison unlikely.

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