Police Seek More Victims in Sex Case

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BAY VILLAGE, Ohio — A Lakewood man was recently sentenced to prison for sexually abusing a teen boy, and now police believe there may be more victims.

Mark A. Lewis, 58, is serving a 25-year prison sentence on five counts of gross sexual imposition and five counts of kidnapping following his conviction in December 2012.

An investigation determined Lewis used his volunteer position within the Church of Latter-Day Saints to befriend and assault the victim. The investigation also found Lewis sexually abused at least three other teenage male victims in assaults dating back to the 1970s. During a search of Lewis’ Lakewood residence, police found a large volume of photos of teen males he appears to have befriended through the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Due to the findings, it is believed there may be other victims of sexual abuse.

As a result of the findings, Lewis was indicted by a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on a total of 26 counts of gross sexual imposition and kidnapping.

Authorities urge anyone with information on the case, or any potential victims to contact Det. Kevin Krolkosky at the Bay Village Police Department at (440) 871-1234.

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