Trevor Fraley appeared for arraignment Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 in Judge Michael Oster s courtroom in Butler County Common Pleas Court in Hamilton. Fraley has been indicted on 101 counts of child pornography. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF

Butler County man pleads not guilty to 101 child porn charges

Trevor Fraley, 24, of Dickey Road, was indicted Friday by a Butler County grand jury on multiple counts each of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a child, illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance

Fraley was being held without bond on unrelated charges in Middletown Municipal Court.

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Tuesday Fraley appeared in Butler County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster’s courtroom with attorney Chris Pagan, who entered a not guilty plea on his behalf.

Pagan said in the brief hearing that he would be presenting a motion addressing bond and a hearing was set for Dec. 9. Oster ordered Fraley be held without bond until then.

According to the indictment, Fraley, on or about Nov. 13, 2018, produced material that shows a minor performing or being involved in sexual activity.

Fraley was arrested on Nov. 13 in the 900 block of Crawford Street in Middletown. A bag was located next to where he was lying at the time of the arrest. The bag contained a computer that was seized after a search warrant was executed, according to court documents.

A forensic investigation showed that Fraley possessed at least two files containing nudity-oriented material or performance involving a minor on his computer, the documents said.

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Fraley originally faced two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, both fifth-degree felonies. But Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said more charges are expected, and there could be as many as 100, he said.

“This is probably one of the largest internet crimes involving children and children molestation that I have ever seen,” Jones said. “This is what people have nightmares (about) or what you think is the most cruelest you have ever seen is what we have seen on video.”

A forensic investigation of the computer was conducted by Miami University Police Department Detective Walt Schneider, who specializes in retrieving data and evidence from computers and cell phones. He discovered hundreds of videos involving children, Jones said.

Jones said the images involve children as young as eight months old and 2 years old.

“We have not hundreds, but it appears thousands (of images),” Jones said.

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