Elyria | Man charged with sexually-oriented crimes

ELYRIA -- Elyria police have arrested a man on several sex-related charges involving minors.

Doug Kushen, 44, was arrested Tuesday at his place of employment in North Ridgeville after Elyria detectives and investigators from Internet Crimes Against Children executed a search warrant at 856 Hollywood Ave.

Evidence was collected at the home, and Kushen made admissions to police regarding the investigation.

Kushen is charged with three counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and a count each of possessing criminal tools and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles.

The investigation, which has been going on for several months, is ongoing, and anyone with additional information is asked to contact Elyria police at (440) 323-3302.


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