Ferry job-seeker ends up in jail

RYKER HILL, 23, of Martins Ferry, was arrested recently on five counts of gross sexual imposition.

Hill admitted his guilt while applying for a position with the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

Set to take a polygraph test at the academy in Columbus, Hill allegedly admitted to looking at child pornography as well as incidents with touching of three juvenile vicitms in the last few years.

This admittance came during a brief questionning prior to the start of the polygraph.

Hill was detained last week after OSHP officials alerted the Martins Ferry Police Department.

Hill was taken into custody and booked on $50,000 bond. He was later tranferred to an Athens facility to undergo a mental evaluation.

More charges are possible as information is being processed related to the case.