“He was discovered sharing images online,” County Prosecutor David Fornshell said in a text message.
The Ohio Attorney General Office’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) was the investigating agency, according to Fornshell.
“This was an investigation led by our BCI Crimes Against Children Unit into allegations that the defendant was downloading/sharing images of child pornography. We conducted a search warrant where electronics were seized and had to be analyzed,” according to Jill Del Greco, BCI public information officer.
Lebanon police assisted in a search of Minner’s home on April 5, 2017, according to police records.
Of the 30 charges, half are for possession, half for distributing, child pornography stored on three electronic devices, Fornshell added.
A warrant was issued Monday for his arrest, according to court records. He was not in custody on Tuesday, according to jail records.