Hamilton man charged with allegedly sending sexual material to minor

Wayne Barnett BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
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Wayne Barnett BUTLER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

A Hamilton man is facing a felony charge for allegedly sending sexual material to a juvenile.

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by an outside police agency concerning a 12-year-old receiving sexual material electronically, according to a news release.

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Wayne Barnett, 60, Fairview Avenue, was interviewed Monday and cooperated with the investigation, according to the sheriff’s office. Barnett said he sent the material to an underage child. Barnett was booked into the Butler County Jail and charged with pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, a second-degree felony.

Barnett was arraigned this morning in Hamilton Municipal Court where bond was set at $50,000. A preliminary hearing has been set for Nov. 13.

Detectives are continuing to investigate this case.

“This is what we do as law enforcement. We protect those that cannot protect themselves. Innocent children need a voice and we are here to make sure they are heard and protected,” said Sheriff Richard Jones.

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