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Medina man faces child pornography, rape charges

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    Allen Royal

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MEDINA — A 54-year-old Medina man faces multiple charges including rape after police said they found “an extremely large volume” of child pornography at his Fairfax Drive home.

A grand jury indicted Allen Charles Royal on several charges including rape, a first-degree felony; gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony; and two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony.

According to a release Friday from Medina police, more charges could come as investigators continue to examine all of the evidence seized during the search of Royal’s home.

The case stems from an investigation that started Oct. 17 when Medina police said they responded to a complaint about a possible sex offense involving a child under the age of 13.

Medina detectives and a representative from the Medina County Children’s Center interviewed the child and soon after presented to Common Pleas Judge Joyce Kimbler probable cause to secure a search warrant for Royal’s home.

Medina detectives, officers and agents from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched the home in the 700 block of Fairfax Drive. There, detectives and agents said a forensic search of Royal’s computer found “an extremely large volume of digital images and videos depicting sexually oriented matter involving juveniles.”

Police arrested Royal and charged him with pandering obscenity involving a minor, a third-degree felony. He was taken to the Medina County Jail his bond was set at $250,000.

He was released Friday by paying a $25,000 bond.

The magistrate ordered, as part of his bond, that he should not commit any crime or traffic violation, he shouldn’t leave the state while this case is pending, and he should not have any contact with the minor.

His preliminary hearing is 10 a.m. Monday.

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