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.