License for Akron attorney William Detweiler suspended for soliciting sexual favors from clients

SUPCO: Nude photo, sexual texts sent to client

AKRON, Ohio - An Akron attorney has lost his license for one year, after being accused of repeatedly soliciting a client for sexual favors.

A former client of attorney William Detweiler filed a grievance saying she felt "completely trapped" and unable to terminate her professional relationship with him because of the amount of legal fees she had already paid.

The Supreme Court of Ohio found that Detweiler engaged in professional misconduct by sending his client a series of increasingly sexual text messages over a period of several months. One included a nude photo of his lower body and a request for oral sex.

The client never engaged in sex with Detweiler and never met with him socially, according to officials. 

The court also found that Detweiler had been reprimanded in 2010 for engaging in improper sexual relations with a client.

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