Jonel Berlovan – Child Molester – Animal Raper

A North Ridgeville man has been indicted on charges accusing him of molesting a young boy and having sex with his animals.


During their investigation into the molestation allegations against Jonel Berlovan, North Ridgeville police learned that Berlovan was also sodomizing sheep and rottweilers he owned, county Prosecutor Dennis Will said.

The investigation was sparked after Children Services received a complaint that Berlovan, 56, had been exposing himself and touching the boy, who is about 6, between 2004 and October of last year.

Berlovan’s wife shared her suspicions about her husband’s relationship with their animals – which allegedly dated back to 1995 – with officers during the investigation, Will said.

The wife is seeking a separation from her husband and has obtained a restraining order against him that will be in effect through 2012, according to court records.

When confronted by officers, Berlovan admitted to the allegations against him, Will said.

Will said it was impossible to know how many animals Belovan may have had sexual relations with because many of the animals died from infection. Will said he did not know if the infections were caused by Berlovan’s sexual acts with the animals.

After the allegations surfaced, Berlovan apparently still owned one dog, but Will said he did not know if that animal had been a victim of Berlovan’s advances.

Berlovan is charged with four counts of gross sexual imposition, all felonies carrying a penalty of up to five years in prison. He also faces eight counts of cruelty to companion animals, misdemeanors that could send him to jail for up to six months.

Published in: on February 3, 2008 at 5:46 pm  Leave a Comment  

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