A public defender with the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office was arrested for possessing child sexual abuse images, according to the Grandview Heights Division of Police.
Franklin County Municipal Court records say police received a tip from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office about 39-year-old Stephen Chinn possibly possessing child sexual abuse material on Aug. 2.
Grandview Heights detectives, along with officials from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, executed a search warrant at Chinn’s residence on Quay Avenue.
Police say evidence was recovered at the scene showing young girls engaged in sexual acts. Investigators found numerous files believed to be illegal images and/or videos of juveniles nude or being sexually abused.
The pedophile was arrested at the scene and he is charged with two felony counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.
Police do not believe the white pervert had any direct contact with any of the juveniles shown in the images seen by law enforcement.
Additional criminal charges are pending as investigators await the results of a forensic examination on electronic device seized from Chinn’s residence.