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Brookfield man will face trial for allegedly assaulting a mentally challenged teen

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BROOKFIELD, Ohio - A Brookfield man rejects a plea agreement and will face trial for an alleged assault on a mentally challenged teenager.

Jason Posthlewait, 30,  is accused of knocking the 18-year old to the ground and punching him in the face, after the youth allegedly made an obscene hand gesture.

Postlehwait turned down a plea agreement that offered him reduced jail time and a fine.

"We're just asking for an apology for my son, and for him to take the plea that was offered to him by the prosecutor, and he wants to think about it," said Rena Fox, the mother of the victim.

Posthlehwait, who declined to comment on the case, has requested a non-jury bench trial.

He remains free on bond.




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