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Victim objects to former Akron sergeant’s request for early prison release; officer’s family says he paid his dues

The ex-girlfriend of a former Akron police officer convicted of assaulting and stalking her — as well as stalking other area women — begged an Akron judge Monday not to release Eric Paull early from prison.

“Please protect me!” Alexis Dekany told Summit County Common Pleas Judge Amy Corrigall Jones during her tearful statement. “I believe he will end my life.”

Paull, 44, a sergeant who had been an Akron officer for 19 years, was sentenced in October to four years in prison after pleading guilty to felony charges of aggravated assault, tampering with evidence, menacing by stalking and other crimes in connection with a series of incidents involving Dekany and other women.

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