Toledo man indicted for pandering after being found with 16-year-old


A Toledo man has been indicted for pandering and endangering children after he allegedly transported a teenage girl from Columbus to Millbury and photographed her nude.

A Wood County grand jury on Wednesday indicted Jonathon R. Jones, 33, for pandering obscenity involving a minor or impaired person and endangering children, both second-degree felonies; pandering obscenity and possession of criminal tools, both fifth-degree felonies; interference with custody and contributing to unruliness or delinquency of a child, both first-degree misdemeanors; and failure to comply with underage alcohol laws, an unclassified misdemeanor.

Jones is accused of knowingly creating, reproducing or publishing material that shows a minor participating in a sexual act after he was found Oct. 24 with numerous nude photos of a 16-year-old female on his phone and numerous videos of himself and the girl have sex.

He also is accused of knowingly aiding the girl to become unruly after he picked her up and drove her to the Super 8 in Millbury after she ran away from a medical facility in Columbus.

The endangering charge is because Jones allegedly enticed or coerced the girl to act, model or in any other way participate in being photographed for the production or presentation of sexually oriented or nudity-oriented matter. There is a human trafficking specification to this charge.

He also allegedly furnished alcohol to the girl and used his cell phone to take the pictures.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

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