UPDATE: Nov 22, 2015 08:20 PM EST – Adam Spears was arrested this morning. Brown County Crime Reporter will update with a new article as the case proceeds.
by Brown County Crime Reporter Nov 20, 2015
Brown County Court of Common Pleas issued a warrant on indictment Thursday, Nov 19 against a man accused of raping a 12-year-old child in September 2014.
Adam D. Spears, age 29, last known to live at 3967 Layman Rd, Bethel, Ohio, engaged in unlawful sexual conduct with the 12-year-old child between Sept 20 and Sept 22, 2014, the State alleges.
Spears has not yet been brought into custody and faces one count of first-degree felony rape and one count of third-degree felony gross sexual imposition. He could be sentenced to up to 16 years in prison.
—Brown County Crime Reporter Nov 20, 2015 10:12 AM EST
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A Brown County man was arrested Tuesday, Nov 17 after investigators with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) allegedly found child porn downloaded on his cell phone.
According to a statement filed in Brown County Municipal Court by social service worker Andrew Baughey, Ohio BCI obtained a search warrant on a cell phone belonging to suspect Dusten Wayne Walters in September.
Images of children in various stages of nudity were allegedly found on the phone, Baughey said.
Walters was taken into custody and questioned on Tuesday, Nov 17. He allegedly admitted he knew the pictures were illegal to possess, according to court records.
Walters is being held in the Butler County Jail, charged with second-degree felony pandering obscenity.