George Hiotis

Dresden Couple Sentenced

by George Hiotis on July 8, 2013 at 4:25 am

The Muskingum County Prosecutor’s Office says that a local husband and wife appeared in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday for sentencing for a bachelorette party that went wrong. 33-year-old Mathew Gross of Dresden was sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Mark Fleegle to one year in prison on one count each attempted gross sexual imposition and attempted perjury. His wife, 37-year-old Michele Gross, also of Dresden was sentenced by Judge Fleegle to six months in prison, which was suspended. She was placed on community control for one year and ordered to complete 50 hours of public service and complete Victim Awareness. She earlier pleaded guilty to one count of furnishing alcohol to minors and one count of falsification. Prosecutor Mike Haddox has said the two were hosting a party for a relative and her bridal party – some of which were underage. Haddox says Mrs. Gross provided alcohol, while Mr. Gross attempt to sexually abuse one of the members of the bridal party.