FREMONT, Ohio (WTVG) - Former Sandusky County detective Sean O'Connell pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence in court on Monday. O'Connell was previously indicted on charges for alleged crimes related to the Heather Bogle murder investigation.
A judge set a sentencing for O'Connell for September 13 at 11:00am.
Bogle disappeared in the early morning hours on April 9, 2015 after she clocked out from her shift at Whirlpool. Her body was found in the trunk of a car in Clyde a day later.
O'Connell was indicted on the following charges:
• Three counts of Tampering with Evidence, felonies of the third degree
• One count of Unauthorized Use of the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, a felony of the fifth degree
• One count of Falsification, a misdemeanor of the first degree
• One count of Coercion, a misdemeanor of the second degree
• One count of Dereliction of Duty, a misdemeanor of the second degree
• One count of Obstructing Official Business, a misdemeanor of the second degree
The Ohio Attorney General's office reports that nearly all charges stem from O'Connell's alleged conduct during the murder investigation of Heather Bogle.
O'Connell was the lead detective on the case until he was suspended for allegedly releasing information surrounding the investigation.