Ravenna — A 79-year-old Aurora man and Bainbridge doctor was sentenced to life in prison and labeled a Tier 3 sex offender after pleading guilty July 19 to kidnapping with sexual motivation before Judge John Enlow in Portage County Common Pleas Court.
Dr. Mark Shaffer Jr. of 830 Winward Drive in Aurora was arrested Nov. 28, 2012, as the result of a United States Postal Inspection Service investigation of alleged child pornography distribution, which led investigators to obtain a search warrant of his home.
Pornographic videos of children were allegedly found in the residence. In interviews, Shaffer told investigators he had sexually abused children for several years, according to Aurora police. He will be eligible for parole after serving 10 years in prison.
For more details, read the Advocate's JUly 24 edition.