Jailer sentenced on sex charges

Former Ottawa County jailer Jonathan Lawton Kermeen, 39, was sentenced Monday morning for engaging in a sexual relationship with two female inmates.
Becky Vargo
Mar 10, 2014

The officer was sentenced Monday at the Ottawa County Courthouse to five to 15 years in prison on two separate criminal sexual conduct charges.

The sheriff’s office conducted an investigation after allegations of misconduct were brought forward on Oct. 29. His nine-year employment was suspended Oct. 30 while the investigation was conducted and his employment was later terminated.

He had been lodged at the Kent County Jail on a $3,500 bond.

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