The Defiance County Grand Jury has indicted 18 persons after cases were presented by prosecuting attorney Morris Murray.


Some of those indictments include 40 year old Phillip Mayer of Defiance- indicted on three counts of Attempted Pandering of Sexually-Oriented Matter involving a Minor, three counts of Importuning, and two counts of Attempted Illegal use of a minor in Nudity-oriented Material.  It’s alleged that Mayer solicited a 14 year old female through social media for these sexual offenses.


72 year old Donald Smith, and 46 year old Susan Vorthman-both of Defiance, were each indicted for Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter involving a Minor.  Donald Smith was also indicted on five counts of Rape, allegedly involving victims between the ages of 12 and 14.


                                    34 year old Edwin Kimmel, II of Defiance was indicted for Menacing by Stalking.


40 year old Christopher Theisen of Defiance was indicted for Domestic Violence.


And 31 year old Alvin Gerken of Defiance was indicted for Possession of Heroin, and Aggravated Possession of Drugs.