Man Admits To Committing Sex Crimes With Teenagers In Mentor, Eastlake

Michael Yeckley will be sentenced on January 9

Michael Yeckley will be sentenced Jan. 9 after he pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct, pandering obscenity and sexual battery last Monday in Lake County Court of Common Pleas.

Yeckley, 22, of Willowick, was arrested after incidents involving two different teenage girls in Mentor and Eastlake.

Yeckley brought a 13-year-old girl to a motel in Mentor on April 21, plied her with alcohol and then had sex with her, according to Mentor police.

Additionally, other people were in the motel room at the time and Yeckley had someone else tape the sex act, according to prosecutors.

Yeckley was initially charged with rape in this case. However, the grand jury later indicted him on charges of sexual battery and pandering obscenity instead.

Yeckley also pleaded guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor from an unrelated case in Eastlake.

In that case, Yeckley is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl while he was 18, Eastlake police said.

Yeckley faces up to 14 1/2 years in prison when Judge Joseph Gibson sentences him Jan. 9.

However, the prosecutor has agreed to recommend the judge sentence Yeckley to no more than eight years in prison, according to The News-Herald.

As part of Yeckley's punishment, he will be declared a sex offender.

Lisa Marie April 16, 2013 at 11:07 AM
My family was on high defense because of all the extremely nasty comments slamming my brother. And for a comment to be made I might rape just shows people say the dummest things without knowing someone or know facts about me or my life. People can't expect 'us' not to attack back when comments like that are made. I had to stop reading all the craziness of comments on here because they were making me angry, not because I haven't been there for my brother. I've never stated he was completely innocent and stated many times he was making bad decisions in life, but he's not this monster, perv etc people are making him out to be, so some of my family members chose their way of dealing with it. His friends and their comments were coming from young immature kids, it just shows what type of people Mike was hanging around. The news twists stuff to tell a good story. Of course my brother should've known better. If people really knew my brother they would've understand why he thought this was ok (all the bad decisions he was making in life). His maturity level was that as a teenager because of all the drugs and alcohol. Michael has a good heart and he is very sweet at his core. He has grown up so much incarcerated and life is clear off the drugs and alcohol. I just pray he can get out and society accepts a new man and gives him chances and not keep punishing him.
John Arkenzie April 20, 2013 at 02:56 PM
I agree lisa. But I wish it didnt have to happen. Because now that girl is thinking about everything that has happened to her everyday. She has to see those people everyday at school. The day it happened is almost here. I hope you dont hate that girl because there is no reason to. Your brother, michael, has done something bad that will remain inside the girls mind forever. After your raped it feels like you have a mental issue. Just remember that this girl could be reading every single comment . Choose what you say wisely.
Lisa Marie April 20, 2013 at 11:05 PM
He was not convicted of rape!
Lisa Marie April 20, 2013 at 11:07 PM
I don't dislike the girl. Two people made very bad decisions. Both are/were too immature vine should've known better. They are both paying the price! But they are both at fault!!!!
John Arkenzie April 21, 2013 at 02:16 AM
He is still a sex offender. And he should not have picked up the girl in the first place or talked to under age girls.


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