Hearing delayed for ex-teacher accused of pandering obscenity

The former Stivers High School drama teacher indicted on pandering obscenity of a minor had his suppression hearing pushed back until Nov. 15.

John S. Findley, 34, appeared with counsel in front of Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Barbara Gorman. The hearing ended after a couple minutes as prosecutors and defense agreed to continue the hearing for two weeks.

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Findley has been indicted on seven counts of pandering obscenity of a minor or pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor from November 2015 until August 2016.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office and Findley’s attorney have said the alleged victim was not a Stivers student. Prosecutors said Findley was charged for having pictures of a juvenile that were found on his phone.

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Dayton police have asked anyone that is an alleged victim of Findley, or knows someone who may be a victim, to call Sgt. Gary Lowe at (937) 333-1132.

Detectives wanted the public to know that this remains an open investigation, according to a media release.

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Defense attorney Kevin Lennen said during Wednesday’s brief hearing that he was challenging evidence from an iPad that police used a search warrant to examine.

Findley’s bond has been set at $100,000 plus electronic monitoring. Findley also had work privileges granted.


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