Child porn arrests made in Geauga County

10:14 AM, Oct 12, 2012   |    comments
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GEAUGA COUNTY -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced the arrests of three Geauga County men wanted in connection with two separate cases involving alleged child pornography.

A Geauga County grand jury indicted Matthew Logrande, Clayton McCoy, and David McKibben late Thursday afternoon. Warrants for their arrests were issued today.

According to DeWine, Logrande is the focus of one investigation, while McKibben and McCoy, who are uncle and nephew respectively, are the focus of the second, unrelated case.

"All three men are accused of sharing pornographic photos of children online," said Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine. "We cannot allow this terrible behavior to go unchecked because crimes like this can often escalate, leading to even more children being victimized."

An undercover investigation led to search warrants being executed in April at Logrande's home in Hambden Township and the Chester Township home shared by McKibben and McCoy.

Investigators say they confiscated several computers and other electronic media devices as well as hundreds of images during the search.

According to DeWine, none of the children in the seized photographs are believed to be local children.


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