Suspect facing charge connected to raid of Youngstown home in human trafficking investigation

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Matthew Lucarell faces a pandering obscenity charge

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – One man is in custody after agents searched his house Thursday looking for evidence of child pornography.

Matthew Lucarell, 41, faces a pandering obscenity charge. He’s being held in the Mahoning County Jail.

Agents with the Valley’s Human Trafficking Task Force, Mahoning County Sheriff’s deputies and Youngstown police made the arrest at a home in the 3500 block of Kirk Road in Youngstown.

Agents went looking for computer equipment and other electronics that may have contained pornographic material.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to show the house is actually in Youngstown, near the Austintown border.

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