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Attorney General DeWine Announces Child Pornography Arrest


(CHILLICOTHE, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced the arrest of a Chillicothe man on child pornography charges and warned the community that some victims may be local children.

Agents with the Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) arrested William Noble, 48, yesterday after serving a search warrant at his home on North Pohlman Road in Chillicothe.

As part of Attorney General DeWine's Crimes Against Children Initiative, BCI began investigating Noble after obtaining evidence that he disseminated and/or possessed child pornography in September.

"Agents confiscated several computers and other media devices from the suspect's home, and those will all be thoroughly analyzed," said Attorney General DeWine.  "An initial review of the evidence leads us to believe that this man may have been in possession of hundreds of photographs and videos."

Investigators also have reason to believe that some of the evidence may contain images of local children taken without their knowledge.

"We are asking parents in Chillicothe to talk with their children and find out if they have had any contact with this suspect," said DeWine.

Noble is currently in the Ross County Jail on eight charges of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor.  Officers with the Chillicothe Police Department are assisting with the investigation.

Anyone with additional information on this case can call the Bureau of Criminal Investigation at  855-BCI-OHIO or the Chillicothe Police Department at 740-773-1191.



William Noble (JPEG)

Media Contacts:

Dan Tierney:  614-466-3840
Jill Del Greco:  614-466-3840

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