George Hiotis

Husband/Wife Plead Guilty

by George Hiotis on May 8, 2013 at 4:07 am

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says a local husband and wife appear in court in connection with a bachelorette party that went wrong. Prosecutor Mike Haddox says 33-year-old Matthew Gross of Dresden pled guilty to attempted gross sexual imposition and attempted perjury. His wife, 37-year-old year-old Michelle Gross pled guilty to one count of falsification. Prosecutor Haddox says the two were hosting the party for a relative and her bridal party – some of which were underage. Haddox says Mrs. Gross provided alcohol, while Mr. Gross attempted to sexually abuse one of the members of the bridal party. Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle ordered a pre-sentence investigation in both cases. Haddox says Mr. Gross faces up to 2 and-a-half years in prison and is subject to registration as a sexual offender. Mrs. Gross is facing a 6 month sentence.