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Warren County man allegedly threatened to post teen sex video

A 20-year-old Warren County man has been accused of threatening for 10 months to spread a video of a juvenile “engaging in sexual activity.”

Rondell D. Thomas was indicted on charges of extortion and pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor from Oct 2017 to July 2018, according to a list of indictments released this morning by the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office.

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“The defendant made threat to disseminate the video,” added a description provided with the indictment list.

According to jail records, Thomas was arrested on July 19 in Landen-Deerfield Park in Deerfield Twp. by sheriff’s deputies.

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The case was originally filed in Mason Municipal Court on July 20, according to the list. He was also charged with no valid driver’s license.

The alleged victim is a 17-year-old boy, according to prosecutors.

The case was bound over to the grand jury on July 26.

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Today, Thomas was in the Warren County Jail awaiting arraignment on Wednesday in Warren County Common Pleas Court. Bond was $10,000.

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