Edward L. Studebaker is charged with five counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person and 24 counts of illegal use of a minor or impaired person in a nudity-oriented material or performance.

Lebanon man facing 29 child porn charges in Warren County

Edward L. Studebaker is charged with five counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor or impaired person and 24 counts of illegal use of a minor or impaired person in a nudity-oriented material or performance, according to an indictment issued this morning in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Each of the illegal use charges allege Studebaker possessed or viewed child porn between November 21, 2019, and Jan. 18, 2020.

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On the same date range, the pandering charges accuse Studebaker of soliciting, receiving, purchasing, exchanging, possessing or controlling “material that shows a minor participating or engaging in sexual activity, masturbation or bestiality.”

Studebaker was not in the county jail as the indictment was issued. He remained free on $30,000 bond posted in Lebanon Municipal Court, according to online Warren County Common Pleas Court records.

A summons for his appearance on April 24 was issued Monday, and the case assigned to Judge Donald Oda II.

Studebaker was charged in the Lebanon court on Jan. 21 and released on Jan. 23 from jail after the bond was posted.

The case was bound over to the grand jury on Jan. 30.

His lawyer, Steve Kilburn, said Studebaker had no prior criminal record, but otherwise declined further comment at this point.

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