Suspect in child pornography investigation waives preliminary hearing

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Matthew Lucarell who was arrested April 1 after a search warrant was served at his west side home.

Matthew Lucarell, Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor Charges Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A suspect in a child pornography investigation waived his preliminary hearing Friday in municipal court.

Magistrate Anthony Sertick bound over a charge of pandering obscenity to a minor against Matthew Lucarell, 41, who was arrested April 1 after a search warrant was served at his west side home.

Lucarell was supposed to have a hearing last week, but it was continued so he could find a lawyer, which he did.

He also managed to post his $25,000 bond and was free for his hearing.

Authorities are not releasing any details on the case, which was investigated by the Mahoning Valley Human Trafficking Task Force.

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