CPD sergeant pleads not guilty to child porn charges

Local News

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – More than a week after being relieved of duty Columbus Police Sergeant Dean Worthington pleaded not guilty before a Franklin County judge.

The 51-year-old is charged with three counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor and one count of illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance.

The prosecution said he downloaded nearly 40 images of child porn to his phone and uploaded a picture of a naked boy to a social media site. The site notified the internet crimes against children task force back in May.

A judge set his bail at $35,000 and said he must have drug and alcohol screens He isn’t allowed to be around children without an adult present, and that includes his 17-year-old daughter.

He isn’t allowed to be on the internet, and the judge also ordered he be placed under house arrest.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending on NBC4i.com

Today's Central OH Forecast

More Forecast

Don't Miss

Alexa

Storm Team 4 on Alexa

W3Schools