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TWO FACE RAPE CHARGES
Published: October 11, 2004 8:00PM

Kevin Macri Caldwell Bureau CALDWELL Two Noble County men are facing first-degree felony rape charges following an investigation by the Noble County Sheriff's Office into the weekend disappearance of a 12-year-old girl and her 13-year-old sister. According to Noble County Sheriff Landon T. Smith, the girls parents had allowed them to go to an all-night birthday party at a friend's house in Monroe County last Friday. According to reports, the girls left the party with the suspects. Brandon C. Saling, 18, Summerfield, and James T. Allen, 18, Sarahsville were each charged with rape of a person under 13 years old, a first-degree felony. Allen was also charged with three counts of corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the fourth degree. Smith said the investigation also led to the arrest of Barriman Bell, 18, Belle Valley, charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child, a first-degree misdemeanor. Joshua Clark, 19, Summerfield, was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a child. Smith said other charges are being considered against the alleged suspects. "When the parents went to pick up their daughters, they discovered they had left the party during the night," Smith said. "The suspects allegedly had shown up at the birthday party and asked the girls to go for a ride with them. Then they were not returned to the birthday party." Following an extensive search, Smith said the girls were located in a camper in Stock Township. Saling and Allen were scheduled to appear today in Noble County Court before Judge Lucien C. Young III.

--- That's from his local paper.

Did some searching, but couldn't find anything on the record that gives more of a clue what happened than that. He was charged with rape, pled to gross sexual imposition. Was looking at 10 hard time so of course he gonna take the plea unless he was demonstrably innocent.

His address (he still lives with his mom as far as I can tell) puts him in a trailer a couple hours south of Cleveland. I'd steer clear of there. Pretty sure I tracked down his phone number (either that or his mom's) if you guys wanna put him on the radio show.

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lol at putting him on the radio show.

I totally get it if an organization doesn't want to hire the guy in the first place.
I totally understand if they make a decision that he'll never be on a televised fight because of the tatoos, or even because they don't want the extra attention that comes along with the pedophilia conviction.

But if he does his time (did he?) and he's a free man (while still being a scumbag), and he's a good enough fighter, I can't see denying him a spot on the roster. I say let the guy live, let him earn a living. If he gets in trouble again, naturally, he'll never see another Zuffa fight again.

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Posted by hate4thestate

This reminds me of that one dude that fought in Pride with all the racist tattoos. He had bolts and crosshairs. But yea I think this dude should be allowed to fight. It is not a far jump to say Jeff Monson shouldnt be allowed to fight because of his beliefs and actions. Fighting is fighting and has nothing to do with politics. Should we not let Court McGee fight cause he did drugs in the past?




There is a big difference between Jeff Monson's beliefs and this guys. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU WOULD COMPARE MONSON'S LEFT WING VIEWS WITH THOSE OF A RACIST/PEDOFILE. Communism and Anarchism have nothing to do with racism AT ALL. I am not sure if that is where you were going with it but you would think that someone waving the CRASS logo would be a little clearer or more educated on the subject.

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Just to play devil's advocate...wasn't he convicted of an equal or possibly lesser charge than Mike Tyson?

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Posted by grappler0000

Just to play devil's advocate...wasn't he convicted of an equal or possibly lesser charge than Mike Tyson?



I do not think there are crimes higher than the first degree.

Regardless of whether or not Tyson's suffered harsher consequences, Salling's crime is of the higher social unacceptability. I can not think of a greater group of pariahs than pedophiles.

My question is why Strikeforce and Zuffa Entertainment did not know of his crimes. Most potential employers do background checks and they have the right to ask whether or not an applicant has committed felonies in his past. Unless they were expunged, Strikeforce should have known.

Since Salling's under contract, let him fight Daniel Cormier. Open weight fights don't happen often enough.

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Problem solved guys, I emailed Zuffa the link to download the sex offender iPhone app.

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Joe silva needs to matchmaker in strikeforce now as well. Someone should be doing background checks of fighters they sign

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Posted by hate4thestate

This reminds me of that one dude that fought in Pride with all the racist tattoos. He had bolts and crosshairs.



That was LA Giant, who is a pro-wrestler.

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the tatts on his shoulders are pretty out there but freedom of speech whatever...and no one should say anything about his lame white steel tattoo because lets not forget our beloved Cain Velasquez and his brown pride tattoo...freedom of speech is just that we accept one we better sack up and accept both. But for his past charges he shouldn't have gotten to fight and well his record sucks anyways also Thank God Bowling won.

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glad he lost

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Posted by Kpro

Problem solved guys, I emailed Zuffa the link to download the sex offender iPhone app.


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I want to start with i'm not defending the guys past actions.

i could not find details on what he did but he is registered as "Gross Sexual Imposition"


which is basically described as forcing someone into sexual contact. LINK

a child 13 or under falls into this as they are not able to give consent. this doesnt mean he raped a 13 year old. i think calling all sex offenders pedophiles is excessive.

the "WHITE STEEL" tattoo? who cares ? Cain has "BROWN PRIDE" and im sure there are a number of similar tattoos on various other fighters of different ethnic backgrounds.

Who cares if he is a racist? its not illegal to believe that being white is superior to other ethnic backgrounds no matter how ignorant it is. its also not illegal to pursue a career and make a living because your a registered sex offender. I'd rather him fighting on the undercard of a strikeforce event than collecting a government unemployment check.

there are a number of scumbags in this sport i dont see why this one should be dealt a special exclusion.

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Posted by RearNakedJoke

I want to start with i'm not defending the guys past actions.

i could not find details on what he did but he is registered as "Gross Sexual Imposition"


which is basically described as forcing someone into sexual contact. LINK

a child 13 or under falls into this as they are not able to give consent. this doesnt mean he raped a 13 year old. i think calling all sex offenders pedophiles is excessive.

the "WHITE STEEL" tattoo? who cares ? Cain has "BROWN PRIDE" and im sure there are a number of similar tattoos on various other fighters of different ethnic backgrounds.

Who cares if he is a racist? its not illegal to believe that being white is superior to other ethnic backgrounds no matter how ignorant it is. its also not illegal to pursue a career and make a living because your a registered sex offender. I'd rather him fighting on the undercard of a strikeforce event than collecting a government unemployment check.

there are a number of scumbags in this sport i dont see why this one should be dealt a special exclusion.



I think you're missing the point of this thread. It's not that he WAS allowed to fight, it's that neither Strikeforce nor Ohio were aware of his improprieties when they hired him and licensed him as a fighter.

They both admitted that they had no clue. Hence why the state of Ohio is launching a full investigation.

I hate to break it to you, but forcing someone into having sexual contact IS rape. The key word in there, as you so aptly pointed out, is forced. Also, he was 18 and she was 12. I'm pretty sure that pedophile applies in this case.

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Posted by BlueSkiesBurn


Posted by RearNakedJoke

I want to start with i'm not defending the guys past actions.

i could not find details on what he did but he is registered as "Gross Sexual Imposition"


which is basically described as forcing someone into sexual contact. LINK

a child 13 or under falls into this as they are not able to give consent. this doesnt mean he raped a 13 year old. i think calling all sex offenders pedophiles is excessive.

the "WHITE STEEL" tattoo? who cares ? Cain has "BROWN PRIDE" and im sure there are a number of similar tattoos on various other fighters of different ethnic backgrounds.

Who cares if he is a racist? its not illegal to believe that being white is superior to other ethnic backgrounds no matter how ignorant it is. its also not illegal to pursue a career and make a living because your a registered sex offender. I'd rather him fighting on the undercard of a strikeforce event than collecting a government unemployment check.

there are a number of scumbags in this sport i dont see why this one should be dealt a special exclusion.



I think you're missing the point of this thread. It's not that he WAS allowed to fight, it's that neither Strikeforce nor Ohio were aware of his improprieties when they hired him and licensed him as a fighter.

They both admitted that they had no clue. Hence why the state of Ohio is launching a full investigation.

I hate to break it to you, but forcing someone into having sexual contact IS rape. The key word in there, as you so aptly pointed out, is forced. Also, he was 18 and she was 12. I'm pretty sure that pedophile applies in this case.

Oh come on you don't hate to break it to him, you love to people why their opinions are wrong but I aggree that this is obviously not hard information to obtain and the AC and Strikeforce really dropped the ball, I'm sure someone(s) catching hell for it. I'm kind of curious as to whether we would care as much if he was 17 at the time, would he still be a pedophile?

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