Shaun Joseph

Police: Man stole $150,000 from mother for porn, fetish materials

A 59-year-old Dayton man was indicted Thursday for allegedly stealing $150,000 from his mother and used the money “mostly on pornography and fetish materials,” according to court documents.

Shaun M. Joseph took more than $150,000 from bank accounts of his 91-year-old mother between April 1 and Dec. 1, 2018, according to an affidavit and statement of facts filed in Dayton Municipal Court.

Joseph was indicted on two counts of theft from an elderly person above $37,500, two counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material and two counts pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor.

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The statement of facts said a search warrant was conducted after the financial exploitation was confirmed.

Additional search warrants led to a search of multiple computers that revealed “multiple videos of child pornography.”

Joseph is free on bond, according to the online municipal court docket.

Joseph owed money to creditors but did not have a felony criminal record in Montgomery County, according to court records.

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