Bedford Muni Court Judge sentenced for having sex with prostitutes

Judge Jacob gets two months in jail

A Bedford Municipal Court Judge found guilty last month of five misdemeanor charges was sentenced Wednesday to 60 days in jail and six months house arrest.

Judge Harry Jacob III had a bench trial in front of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Brian Corrigan.

Jacob was accused of soliciting sex from at least three prostitutes. Prosecutors say he also supervised and induced the activities of at least two women who were engaging in sex for hire.

Some of the judge's most serious criminal charges against him were dismissed.

Another court employee charged in the case, former Bedford Law Director and Prosecutor Kenneth Schuman, is serving six months in jail for his part in the crimes. He also received 18 months of community control, a $2500 fine and $1000 in restitution.

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