Sheriff Dwayne Wenninger reports that the Brown County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force concerning information that the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children had received from Facebook involving a suspect who resided in Brown County.
Upon further investigation into the matter, the Brown County Sheriff's Office obtained a search warrant for a residence on Martin Alexander Road near Sardinia. Deputies executed the search warrant on October 29, 2013 and removed a large number of computers, flash drives, and other electronic components involved in the investigation. Sheriff Wenninger stated that the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Identification will be conducting a forensic search on some of the items.
The suspect, who was arrested at the residence has been identified as Marcus Spaulding, 54 years of age, of Martin Alexander Road, Sardinia, Ohio.
Spaulding has been charged with 5 counts of Pandering obscenity involving a minor, Felony 2nd Degree and 5 counts of Pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor, Felony 2nd Degree.
Additional charges may be filed pending further investigation. Spaulding remains incarcerated at the Brown County Adult Detention Center on a $150,000.00 cash, surety, property bond.
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