Three charged in Satterfield vandalism case

David Williams

Kent State University Police (KSUPD) have charged three people in a vandalism case that occurred in Satterfield Hall  Dec. 16.

Among those charged is 18-year-old Gil Lucas. Police said Lucas drew swastikas and racial slurs on several surfaces and charged Lucas with criminal mischief. Police also charged Lucas with a fourth-degree misdemeanor of disseminating material harmful to juveniles.

Lucas allegedly “located pornography on an internet website and presented the obscene material, containing nudity, sexual conduct and bestiality, to a juvenile under 13 years of age” earlier that day in Bowman Hall, according to a complaint filed by KSUPD.

A 12-year-old and a 15-year-old, whose cases will be processed in Portage County Juvenile Court, were also charged according to KSUPD.

KSUPD Lt. Chris Jenkins said the three charged are not students at Kent State and have been banned from campus following the investigation.

Lucas is scheduled to appear at the Portage County Municipal Court on Friday, April 5 for a preliminary hearing.

David Williams is a senior reporter. Contact him at [email protected].