Adam Gunter of Crawford County has been charged with the rape of an infant
and bond has been set for his case. The infant victim was examined at
Galion Hospital, where medical teams discovered burn marks on its neck
and oral damage. Further testing found the child is positive for gonorrhea,
which is believed to have been transferred by Gunter during the
illegal sexual act or acts.
Attorney Adam Stone of The Stone Law Firm, LTD has been appointed under the court’s
direction to act as Gunter’s criminal defense attorney for the case.
In light of a possible life sentence without the chance of parole upon
conviction, Attorney Stone has argued that Gunter is mentally incompetent
and unable to fully grasp both the context of the case and the consequences
of the alleged actions. He has requested that Gunter’s mother, who
has been officially assigned as his guardian, should be present for all
stages of the case. As a preliminary step of defense, Attorney Stone has
informed Gunter to not respond to questions or prompts during pretrial phases.
The case has been complicated, however, by the fact that Gunter’s
mother is his guardian but filed for a protective order against him. The
mother of the infant also filed for a protective order at the same time,
possibly fearing for her own safety as well as that of the infant child.
Without a reliable guardian in place, the competency of Gunter is further
brought into question. In order to determine how the case should proceed,
Gunter has been approved to be submitted to a competency hearing.
After Crawford County Attorney Prosecutor Matt Crall attempted to block
any bond for Gunter, Attorney Stone was able to negotiate with Crall and
the presiding judge. The bond has been set at $500,000 in cash.
More information can be found regarding this ongoing and controversial
case in a full article posted by the
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum, which can be seen by
clicking here. There is also a useful
Crawford County Now article – viewable by
clicking here – that may interest you. To learn more about Crawford County Criminal
Defense Attorney Adam Stone and his law firm, you can
contact us at any time. Initial case evaluations are available to clients who also
need a top-rated criminal defense lawyer for a case of their own.