ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Martha E. Roseberry, 36, 54860 Winding Hill Road, Bellaire, was re-sentenced for complicity to rape, a felony of the first degree occurring Nov. 1, 2006. She was one of several individuals to appear Friday before Common Pleas Court Judge John M. Solovan II.
In 2010 she was sentenced to one count of rape and one count pandering sexually explicit material involving a minor. The rape count carried a life sentence with an option for parole in 10 years.
The pandering charge carried a sentence of six years. She would serve the sentences consecutively with a wait of 16 years before seeing a chance at release.
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Martha E. Roseberry was re-sentenced on counts of rape and pandering. She had appealed her case, which held a minor error in the original sentencing hearing.
However, the pandering charge is subject to post release controls. The judge neglected to read that portion during the original sentencing since she would begin serving the rape sentence after the pandering sentence.
Roseberry had appealed her case and the board of appeals ruled that specifications of post release controls still must be read.
The sentence was kept in place and credit was given for 1,305 days already served.
Roseberry and her husband, Charles, 47, were arrested in 2009. Charles pleaded guilty to two counts of rape of a child under the age of 13 and was sentenced to life in prison.
She, along with her husband and his daughter, were accused of participating in the rape of two juvenile girls. The women allegedly filmed the rape. His daughter pleaded guilty to one count of attempted rape.
Martha was designated a Tier Three offender.
"It was a horrible, shocking case," said Prosecutor Chris Berhalter
Mercedes Dawn Meyers, 22, 65777 Pisgah Road, Quaker City, was sentenced on one count of burglary, a felony of the third degree occurring June 11, 2012. She will serve six months EOCC and five years probation.
Ricky Mcguire, 23, 900 Carlisle St., Martins Ferry, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering a felony of the fifth degree, and was sentenced to 99 days in jail, with credit for 99 days served. He will remain subject to community control sanctions in another court.
A warrant was issued for Racardo Maurice Smith, 22, 2309 Eoff St., Wheeling.
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