(MARION COUNTY, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today that a Marion County man is facing several charges after Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) agents raided a home in Claridon Township last month.
Agents from BCI's Crimes Against Children Unit, along with deputies from the Marion County Sheriff's Office, served a search warrant at the home of Leonard White, 2199 Patton Pike, on July 27, 2012. Authorities said they received a tip that White may have been involved in unlawful conduct.
Several computers and other media storage devices were seized from the house.
After the raid, a grand jury indicted White on six charges, including three felony counts of importuning and three felony counts of dissemination of harmful material to a juvenile. The suspect was arraigned on the charges in Marion County Common Pleas Court today.
"Analysts at BCI are currently examining all the evidence seized from the scene," said Attorney General DeWine. "If anything illegal is found it is possible additional charges could be filed by the local prosecutor."
"We appreciate the assistance from the BCI agents with the Ohio Attorney General's Office in helping us identify alleged predators in our community," said Marion County Sheriff Tim Bailey. "Right now the investigation is ongoing."
White is out of jail on $25,000 bond.