Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 46-year-old ex-Freeport middle school principal has admitted to having sexual contact with a 16-year-old boy he met online and failing to disclose his criminal history when he applied for that job.John O’Mard pleaded guilty Friday at Nassau County court to criminal sexual act, offering a false instrument for filing, perjury and official misconduct.“Instead of being a role model to his students, this defendant committed crimes against a young person and betrayed the trust placed in him as principal of his school,” District Attorney Kathleen Rice said. “The parents, teachers, students and taxpayers of this school district deserved far better.”Prosecutors said O’Mard met the teen through Grindr, smartphone dating application for men, and took the victim to his Freeport home, where they engaged in oral and anal sexual conduct without the boy’s consent on Sept. 22, 2012.He had been the principal of the John W. Dodd Middle School from Sept. 1, 2003, and the School Board fired him on April 25, 2013, a month after his arrest.During the investigation, authorities found that a decade prior to those crimes, O’Mard denied having a felony and misdemeanor conviction when he applied for certifications with the New York State Education Department in September 2004.Judge Angelo Delligatti is expected to sentence O’Mard to 60 days in jail and 10 years of probation on Feb. 6. He will also be required to register as a sex offender.
2/51 Kowonga St just sold for $335,000 in Pacific Paradise, a Sunshine Coast north suburb that is experiencing a surge in property sales and is undergoing a facelift.PRISTINE beaches, plenty of open green space and only 6km north of Maroochydore CBD, this is the often overlooked suburb of Pacific Paradise, a bargain property hunters dream.This gorgeous two-bedroom unit at 2/51 Kowonga St just sold by Century 21 for $335,000 offering the perfect retirement living home or a great start-up property for first-home buyers.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoAnd there’s more where that came from, but you better get in quick. 2/51 Kowonga st, Pacific Paradise just sold for $335,000According to realestate.com.au properties in the Sunshine Coast suburb are being snapped up with a number under contract, and it’s no wonder, with a two-bedroom median house price under $330,000 and website visits equalling the state average.The Sunshine Coast Council is also adding to the property market in Pacific Paradise with streetscape upgrades underway, set to boost local business development and the commercial precinct.Properties currently on offer in this hot Sunshine Coast north suburb, perfect for a young family or retired couple include 2/40 Nungo St on offer for $329,000; 1/34 Lows Dve asking $325,000 and 2/20 Lows Dve for $340,000.For those more on the retirement side of life, Living Gems have a retirement village in Pacific Paradise with prices around the mid-$500,000s.
Thomas “Tom” Hartwell, 64 of Moores Hill, passed away Wednesday July 6, 2016 at his home. Tom was born Sunday July 6, 1952 in Aurora, IN the son of Ralph and Agatha (Moore) Hartwell. He married Rita (Bassett) Hartwell and she survives. He was a member of the Moores Hill United Methodist Church and the Muzzle Loaders Rifle Association. He retired from the South Dearborn School Corporation as a maintenance man and was a licensed plumber. Tom enjoyed ham radios, riding his motorcycle and mechanical work.Tom is survived by his wife of 43 years: Rita Hartwell of Moores Hill; Son: Joshua Ray Hartwell of Moores Hill; Brother: Bill (Pat) Hartwell of Moores Hill. He was preceded in death by his parents.Services will be Thursday July 14, 2016 at 1PM at South Sparta Church, 13975 West County Line Road Moores Hill, IN 47031 with Pastor Ted Hammrick officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 11AM-1PM at the church. Memorials may be made to Cancer Association, or South Sparta Church. Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family. Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home handling the arrangements.