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Trevor Fraley: $500K cash bond posted for man charged with 101 counts of child pornography

Posted at 1:40 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-25 13:40:54-05

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A man facing 101 felony counts involving child pornography had his $500,000 cash bond posted Monday and is awaiting a GPS monitor so he can be released from the Butler County Jail, the Journal-News reported.

Trevor Fraley, 24, was indicted Nov. 22 by a Butler County grand jury on multiple counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a child and illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, according to court records.

He pleaded not guilty to all charges on Nov. 26 and was held without bond until Judge Michael Oster set bond Monday.

At the time, Oster said if Fraley makes bond, he must wear a GPS monitor, have no contact with any children - including his own - and report twice per week to pre-trial services.

In a motion requesting bond for Fraley, defense attorney Chris Pagan wrote that is client is “moored” to the area by children services cases involving his three children, ages 5, 3 and 1. His sister, who lives in southern Montgomery County, has temporary custody of his children.

Pagan said Fraley’s father owns and manages a successful Butler County business and Fraley voluntarily turned himself into detectives when new charges were brought by the sheriff’s office. The attorney also pointed out Fraley has no prior felony record and his family has retained an attorney.

“These facts show that Fraley is tied to the area by family, work, financial commitments and is therefore unlikely to flee,” Pagan said in the motion.

Prosecutors requested a high bond, noting he faces more than 300 years in prison if found guilty.

According to the indictment, Fraley, on or about Nov. 13, 2018, produced material that shows a minor performing or being involved in sexual activity.

Fraley was arrested on Nov. 13 in the 900 block of Crawford Street in Middletown. A bag was located next to where he was lying at the time of the arrest. The bag contained a computer that was seized after a search warrant was executed, according to court documents.

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