Paul Bonneau Jr., an Avon resident and owner of Avon Auto Care & Repair, awaits his sentence after being convicted of gross sexual imposition and kidnapping by a Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas jury earlier this month.
According to Ryan Miday, a spokesperson for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors Office, Bonneau, 40, was initially indicted on charges of gross sexual imposition and kidnappings with a “sexual motivation specification” from incidents that took place in 1994 and 2005.
“The two victims were 15-year-old girls that babysat his children,” Miday said in an e-mail. “The victims came forward and disclosed to North Olmsted Police in 2010 when they learned that he was trying to get custody of his teenage daughters.”
According to Miday, Bonneau provided the babysitters with alcohol and “molested them while the rest of the house was asleep.”
On Aug. 5, a Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas jury convicted Bonneau on three counts of gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, and one count of kidnapping, a first-degree felony.
Bonneau’s sentencing is set for Sept. 2, according to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas court docket.
“He faces 14 and a half years max in prison,” Miday said.