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O'Donnells plead not guilty, bond set

Pat O'Donnell and attorney Sam ShamanskyIndian Lake Superintendent Pat O'Donnell, 52, and his wife, Heather, 46, appeared before Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge William Goslee for an arraignment hearing Friday morning.

Both of them pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Bond was set for both defendants.

Assistant Prosecutor Sarah Warren asked for a $250,000 bond and no contact order for Mr. O'Donnell.

Defense attorney Sam Shamansky said his client has been very compliant and is not a flight risk.

Judge Goslee set bond at $150,000.

Mr O'Donnell is not allowed to have any contact with the victim.

He cannot have any contact with juveniles, including his twin daughters, unless another adult is present.

O'Donnell also has to remain in Logan County other than seeing his attorney in Franklin County.

A final pretrial is set for October 30th.

A four-day trial is scheduled to begin on November 28th.

Heather O'Donnell and attorney Sam ShamanskyThe prosecutor's office sought a $100,000 bond for Mrs. O'Donnell.

Judge Goslee set bond at $25,000.

Heather is not permitted to have any contact with the victim.

A final pretrial is set for October 30th.

A two-day trial is scheduled for November 30th and December 1st.

Shamansky is also the defense counsel for Mrs. O'Donnell.

Pat and Heather O'Donnell posted bond Friday morning around 11:30.

On Tuesday, Mr. O'Donnell was indicted on four counts of rape (F1), four counts of sexual battery (F2), and six counts of gross sexual imposition (five F3, one F4).

He is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at his Lewistown and Russells Point homes.

The incidents happened from January 2013 to October 2016.

Heather O'Donnell was indicted on two counts of child endangering (F3).

She is accused of not protecting her child from the alleged abuse.

Heather is the longtime superintendent of the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center, which serves Logan, Shelby, and Hardin counties.

On Wednesday, she was assigned to her home during regular work hours. She is not permitted on ESC property or at ESC activities.

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