Jackson Township Man Indicted on Child Porn Charges

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Incident at the West Clermont Middle School

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Thursday, November 3, 2022                                                                                  (513)732-7648

 

 

On November 3, 2022, at approximately 11:00 am,  school administrators at West Clermont Middle School, located at 1341 Clough Pike, Batavia Township , were made aware of an 6th grade student who was displaying a list of names, to include students,  whom he plan to harm. Administrators initiated an investigation then immediately contacted the Clermont County Sheriff’s School Resource Officer, who was on campus.  Based on information received, the school staff conducted a search of the student’s property and recovered the list of names from the student.

The SRO took possession of the list of names and contacted the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit, who responded to the middle school for further investigation. The student told detectives he had made a “hit list” but further stated he had no intentions of carrying it out.

The male student, age 11, was removed from the school and released to his parents. Detectives have confirmed the student did not have means or access to any firearms. This investigation was reviewed with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office and it was determined that one count of Disorderly conduct in a school zone, a misdemeanor of the fourth degree would be filed through Juvenile Court.

 

“The safety of staff and students within our schools is and will remain a priority of the Sheriff’s Office.  We will continue to encourage students to report any issue that jeopardizes the safety of students on Campus.” Sheriff Leahy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident at the Clermont Northeastern Middle School

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Monday, October 17, 2022                                                                                                                                              (513)732-7648

 

On 10/16/22, the Clermont County Communications Center received a call from a concerned parent in reference to a Clermont Northeastern Middle School student, age 11, who allegedly had a list of people titled “people who make me mad” and told a number of students that he had a gun. The reporting parent learned of this from her 11 year old son while they were at a birthday party with friends. The parent added this information was not first hand information at the time she was reporting it.

The Sheriff’s Office has thoroughly investigated this complainant. Deputies have spoken with the Middle School student’s parents who were previously made aware of the allegation by Middle School Staff on Friday 10/14/22. During the investigation, it was confirmed the student had no weapons or access to any weapons.

This incident was reviewed with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office who concurred that the threat was unsubstantiated.

No charges filed in this case.

A Batavia Township man has been charged with Endangering Children and Felonious Assault

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022                                          (513)732-7648

A Batavia Township man has been charged with Endangering Children and Felonious Assault

On October 6th , 2022 at 3:15pm the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office Investigative Unit was contacted by Clermont County Children’s Protective Services who reported that a 3 week old male had been transported to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital by Central Joint Fire and EMS due to significant leg swelling.  After medical staff examined the infant and ran numerous tests, it was determined he had several fractures to the head, ribs, arms, and legs that required the immediate admittance to the ICU for treatment.  Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office responded to Children’s Hospital to interview the parents in an effort to determine the cause of the child’s injuries and where they occurred.

Physicians at Children’s Hospital determined the injuries sustained by the child were “non-accidental trauma related.”

After detectives spoke to the father, Cameron Rush, it was determined that the child lives in the apartment complex located at 42 Lucy Run Road in Batavia Township, Clermont County, and the injuries were sustained within the residence.  Sheriff’s Office detectives drafted and executed a search warrant at residence and processed the scene.  Cameron Rush was interviewed by detectives and admitted to being the person responsible for the injuries to his child, which occurred days prior to the infant being taken to Children’s Hospital.

Cameron Rush was charged today with one count of Endangering Children, a felony of the second degree and one count of Felonious Assault, a felony of the second degree.

Rush was taken into custody today by Clermont County deputies at Children’s Hospital without incident.  Rush was transported to the Clermont County Jail and is currently being held without bond.

Rush is scheduled to appear in Clermont County Municipal Court on October 12th, 2022 at 10am for his arraignment.

This investigation remains ongoing and will be reviewed in its entirety with the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office for consideration of additional charges to be presented to a Grand Jury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cameron Wayne Rush, age 23

 

Batavia Township Man Indicted on Numerous Charges Related to Sex Offenses

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Batavia Township Man Indicted on Numerous Sex Offenses

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Batavia Township Man Indicted for Possession of Child Pornography

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October 5, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                                 (513) 732-7648

 

 

                                                  Batavia Township Man Indicted for Possession of Child Pornography      

 

On Tuesday, October 4, 2022,  Jayden Hill age 19, of Batavia Township was indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury who returned an Indictment for (24) counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Matter Involving a Minor, felonies of the 4th degree and (13) counts of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, felonies of the 4th degree.

 

Detectives from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office received a Cyber Tip generated by Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), involving an address in the 4200 block of Pekin Court in Batavia Township, Clermont County, where child pornography was uploaded.  On Thursday, April 14, 2022, Sheriff’s Office Detective’s executed a search warrant on the residence and identified Jayden Hill as the responsible party.  Detectives seized various electronics used to upload and view the material.

 

Hill had previously been indicted by the Clermont County Grand Jury on June 16, 2022 for (1) count of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, a felony of the 2nd degree, (1) count of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor, a felony of the fourth degree, (1) count of Illegal Use of a minor in Nudity Oriented Material, a felony of the 4th degree, and (1) count of Illegal Use of a minor in Nudity Oriented Material, a felony of the 2nd degree based on the information provided by NCMEC and ICAC. Hill released on a $70,000 “Own Recognizance” bond through Clermont County Common Pleas Court for this Indictment.

 

A subsequent search by detectives of the seized electronics and associated social media accounts with the assistance of the Hamilton County Regional Electronics and Computers Investigation Unit revealed large quantities of uploaded images, depicting prepubescent and pubescent aged girls engaged in various lewd acts.  This investigation remains ongoing, as detectives continue to work with ICAC and NCMEC in an effort to determine the identities on any victim(s) and/or perpetrator(s) shown in Hills’ child pornography collection.

 

Hill turned his self into the Sheriff’s Office on October 4th, 2022 and is currently being held without bond in the Clermont County Jail. Hill will appear before Clermont County Common Pleas Judge Kevin Miles on October 5, 2022 at 10:00 am for his arraignment.

 

Any additional inquires about this investigation should be directed to the Clermont County Prosecutors Office at (513) 732-7313 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jayden Hill, (age) 19

 

 

 

 

 

 

Incident at the New Richmond Middle School

 

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022                                                                                                                                                                                          (513)732-7648

On September 27th, 2022, at approximately 1100am, a middle school student reported to administrators at New Richmond Middle School, located at 1141 Bethel New Richmond Rd., that a 7th grade student possibly had a gun in his backpack.  The school administrators located the student’s backpack in his locker and searched the student’s backpack.  Administrators located a BB gun pistol and contacted the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officer who responded to the Middle School.  The School Resource Officer made contact with the 7th grade student and conducted an interview.  During the interview, the student confessed to bringing the BB gun to school.

The student stated that he had no intensions of harming anyone and no threats were made.

The male student, age 14, is being charged with one count of Illegal Conveyance a Misdemeanor of the first degree. The student in question was removed from the school and released to his parents.

 

 

“I am truly thankful that students are coming forward as possible threats arise in our schools. I encourage all students and parents to report any issue which they believe to be a threat to the safety of students on Campus.” Sheriff Leahy

 

 

Man Arrested for Shooting Incident on Ohio Pike

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Wayne Township Man Indicted for Possession of Child Pornography

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CONTACT: Chief Deputy Chris Stratton

Thursday, September 8, 2022                                                                                                                                                                          (513)732-7648

 

Wayne Township Man Indicted for Possession of Child Pornography

 

Alexander Scott MacGregor, age 23, of Wayne Township was indicted Thursday, September 8, 2022 by the Clermont County Grand Jury who returned an Indictment for(45) counts of Pandering Sexually Oriented Material Involving a Minor, all felonies of the 2nd degree.

On Friday, June 24, 2022, Detectives from the Clermont County Sheriff’s Office, received a Cyber Tip generated by Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), involving an address in the 2800 block of US Route 50, Jackson Township, Clermont County, where child pornography was uploaded.

Further investigation into the Cyber Tip revealed MacGregor as the sole person responsible.  MacGregor does not reside at the associated address and was said to be staying with a family member at the time the offenses were committed.

MacGregor was cooperative with detectives, admitting he acted alone in uploading the child pornography.  MacGregor turned his cellular device over to detectives, which was believed to be the only electronic device used in these offenses.

A subsequent search of the cellular phone produced several videos and pictures depicting prepubescent children involved in various sexual acts.  This investigation remains ongoing as Detectives continue to work with NCMEC and ICAC in an effort to determine the identities of any victim(s) and/or perpetrator(s) shown in the seized material.

MacGregor is currently incarcerated in the Clermont County Jail will out bond, and will appear before Clermont County Pleas Judge Kevin Miles, on September 9, 2022 at 10am for his arraignment.

Any additional inquires about this investigation should be directed to the Clermont County Prosecutors Office at (513) 732-7313 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexander Scott MacGregor (Age 23)