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.

Kyle November 12, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Funny, the last article about this guy you had a ton of commentors saying he was innocent...
HappyKamper November 12, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Wow that is sick!!!! He needs serious prison time and rehabilitation... although odds are he will never change his behavior.
J November 12, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Look at the smirk on his face.... You can tell he has no remorse!!
jason geary November 12, 2012 at 07:19 PM
Hope he gets raped in prison
Kathy Adult November 13, 2012 at 10:18 PM
Where is all of his family and friends to defend him now?
Kathy Adult November 13, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Not only does he have sex with under age girls, but he tapes it?! And from the picture he seems rather proud of himself. Give him the max.
j yeckley January 11, 2013 at 02:38 AM
right here is his family =]
unknown January 16, 2013 at 10:53 PM
You shouldn't be proud
anonymous March 27, 2013 at 10:34 PM
im apart of the girls family, you shouldnt be proud at all, no wonder he is disgusting, just like the rest of his family. his sister shouldnt be a teacher, she might rape a student
HappyKamper March 28, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Lisa Marie April 16, 2013 at 12:37 AM
I am not a teacher and my brother wasn't convicted of rape! Maybe her family should have been involved in her life and she would not feel the need to be sneaking out, drinking,lying and seducing older men! Hopefully y'all have tighter reins on her now because if not, I'm sure she'll put herself in this situation again getting another boy in trouble. My family is not disgusting and I don't appreciate your idiotic remark regarding me. And learn proper grammar!
Lisa Marie April 16, 2013 at 12:38 AM
You don't know what you're talking about.
Lisa Marie April 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM
He's grown and has changed tremendously. It's unfortunate it took this for it to happen!
Lisa Marie April 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM
you shouldn't judge!
HappyKamper April 16, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Its no wonder people are scared to admit to being raped with people like this in society. I'm disgusted.
HappyKamper April 16, 2013 at 01:02 AM
And drinking or being drunk around men does NOT give them the right to sexually adult you at any age for any reason.
Kathy Adult April 16, 2013 at 01:28 AM
Lisa, There is no way you can honestly defend what your brother has done. He needs help, and hopefully he will get it. What he did was just plain wrong.
Lisa Marie April 16, 2013 at 02:23 AM
He's getting it! I know what he did is wrong. But I'm tired of people judging Michael so harshly, my family, and now me when all they know are minimal facts. He's acknowledging his mistakes, growing up, and getting help. People can change.
HappyKamper April 16, 2013 at 03:08 AM
That's fantastic Lisa. I think people are angry because of the horrible way his family or friends have been betraying a minor and making excuses for his actions. Its not right to say its ok to sexually abuse a 13 year old because she's drunk or to say she's asking for it. Bottom line he should have known better and its great he is learning that. But for this girl to have had to go through this and then on too of it have to read the filth people are saying about her actions
HappyKamper April 16, 2013 at 03:12 AM
Its sad to know she is probably dealing with her own guilt, shame, embarrassment, etc.... There is no need to add to it by degrading her further or scaring others from coming forward by making her out to be at fault. I'm sure he is dealing with his own shame... I can only hope he comes out a better man for it.
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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