Judge Luann Cooperrider

A 16-year-old Somerset boy had his hearing reviewed for placement. He was fined court costs. He was placed in Detention and Out-of-Home Placement. Services were ordered for the family to have some positive interaction.

A 17-year-old Thornville girl charged with underage consumption was fined court costs and $150. Her driver’s license is suspended until age 18. She was ordered to complete Community Service hours and attend counseling. She must complete the Choices Program. She was placed on Intensive Probation.

A 14-year-old Shawnee boy charged with being unruly was fined court costs. He was ordered to complete 20 hours of Community Service and attend counseling. He was placed on Intensive Probation.

A 17-year-old New Lexington boy charged with underage consumption was fined $150 and court costs. He is unable to obtain his driver’s license until age 18. He must complete the Choices Program. He was placed in Intensive Probation.

A 16-year-old New Lexington girl charged with theft was fined $50, court costs and $29 restitution. She was ordered to complete 20 hours of Community Service and the Theft Program. She must write a letter of apology.

A 16-year-old Junction City girl charged with probation violation was ordered to complete 20 hours of Community Service. She is unable to obtain her driver’s license until age 17. She was placed in Detention and on Intensive Probation.

A 13-year-old Mount Perry girl charged with assault was fined court costs. She was ordered to complete 20 hours of Community Service and must attend counseling. She was placed on Intensive Probation and in the Youth and Family Services Program.

A 17-year-old Somerset boy charged with speeding was fined court costs. Her driver’s license is suspended for 90 days. She was ordered to complete the Remedial Driving Program.

Court News

Judge Cooperrider heard three review hearings regarding three youth that were involved with programs with the Juvenile Court. Programs and work that needs to continue on the part of the youth were discussed. The families must also participate in the child’s rehabilitation.

Judge Cooperrider heard seven Children Services cases this week. Four children were placed in Foster Care and three children were placed with relatives. All parents were ordered into treatment. Mental Health Counseling and Trauma Counseling were ordered.

September Statistics

During the month of September, under the direction of Judge Luann Cooperrider, there were a total of 61 new cases filed with the Perry County Juvenile Court. There were 80 delinquency cases, nine juvenile traffic cases, one unruly and two permanent custody cases filed. There were five cases of abuse, neglect and dependency, and no cases of Adult Contributing cases were filed. In the Paternity-Custody Division, there were 36 cases that were new or reactivated.

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