A Hamilton man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court to multiple felony charges for allegedly filming children nude and in a sex act.
Johnanthony Boyd, 20, of the 1200 block of Vine Street, was arrested by Hamilton detectives on May 24 and booked into the Butler County Jail, where he remains incarcerated in lieu of $205,000 bond.
Boyd was charged with six counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and two counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. After Boyd waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Hamilton Municipal Court, the case as sent directly to grand jury.
According to the grand jury report released last week, Boyd is now charged with nine counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, nine counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor and one count of rape. The alleged crimes occurred in July and September of 2018.
A police report was filed in March stating a witness received a photograph of a minor in a state of nudity, and an investigation began at that time, according to Hamilton police Sgt. Richard Burkhardt.
The arrest report from officer Mark Nichols states Boyd allegedly took “three videos of two different minor children under the age of 13 years old. The defendant took videos of their breast and (genitalia).”
Police say Boyd recorded a video of an 11-year-old child performing a sex act on him. All the images were in Boyd’s possession on his phone, according to the arrest report.
Boyd is scheduled to be back in court Aug. 6 for a pre-trial nearing before Judge Charles Pater
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