Sebring couple in court Thursday for teen sex, drug case
A Sebring man is expected to plead guilty on Thursday and his wife will be sentenced in a case where investigators say a fourteen-year-old girl was drugged and raped.
Thirty-six-year-old Michael Vanhorn is scheduled to appear before Mahoning County Judge John Durkin this afternoon for a plea hearing.
Vanhorn is charged with rape, corrupting another with drugs and three counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor.
His wife, 33-year-old Kara Vanhorn has already pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangering and is expected to be sentenced after her husband enters his plea.
The charges stem from an incident where Vanhorn allegedly gave the juvenile victim wine, marijuana, and Xanax before allegedly raping her. Police say the couple were known to allow minors to drink and smoke marijuana in their home.