Lewis Center man indicted on 82 child porn charges


By Glenn Battishill - gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com



David Ryan

David Ryan


A Lewis Center man was indicted Thursday by a Delaware County Grand Jury on 82 charges involving child pornography.

David Thomas Ryan, 56, of 3725 Wood Stone Drive, Lewis Center, was indicted Thursday and charged with 38 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, second-degree felonies and 44 counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor, second-degree felonies.

According to the indictment, the pandering obscenity involving a minor charges state that that Ryan “with knowledge of the character of the material or performance involved, did create, reproduce or publish any obscene material that has a minor as one of its participants or portrayed observers…”

According to the indictment, the pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor state that Ryan “with knowledge of the character of the material or performance involve did create, record, photograph, film, develop, reproduce, or publish any material that shows a minor participating or engaging in sexual activity, masturbation, or bestiality…”

Each count stipulates a different file that Ryan possessed that qualifies as either sexually oriented matter or obscenity.

The Delaware County prosecutor’s office reports the indictment came after it was reported an individual had e-mail transactions known to contain child pornography. The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, investigated the downloading and file sharing of child pornography.

“It took several agencies working together to ultimately track down Dr. David Ryan,” said Delaware County Prosecutor Carol O’Brien. “The result was a search warrant being issued on Dr. Ryan’s home, in Orange Township, and ultimately, his arrest.”

Several electronic items were seized in a search warrant executed at Dr. Ryan’s home. Another search warrant was obtained for an additional electronic item, which was seized at his business, Columbus Chiropractic Center.

Ryan was in the Delaware County Jail Thursday. An arraignment has been scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. Delaware County Common Pleas Judge Everett Krueger will preside over the case.

According to the Ohio Revised Code, penalties for the charges include between two to eight years in prison and fines of not more than $15,000.

David Ryan
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By Glenn Battishill

gbattishill@aimmedianetwork.com

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.

Glenn Battishill can be reached at 740-413-0903 or on Twitter @BattishillDG.