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Rettig Pleads Guilty To Child Porn Charges




Timothy Rettig

Timothy Rettig

Timothy A. Rettig, 46, rural Archbold, entered guilty pleas in Fulton County Common Pleas Court to charges involving child pornography, Wednesday, May 16.

The county grand jury originally indicted Rettig on eight counts, all connected to child pornography. The indictments were handed down Monday, Feb. 27.

He was arrested by Fulton County Sheriff deputies Thursday, March 1, and transported to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. On Monday, March 5, he was released on $2,500 bond.

Scott Haselman, Fulton County prosecuting attorney, said as part of a negotiated plea agreement, Rettig agreed to enter guilty pleas to three counts of pandering sexually-oriented material involving a minor, all fourthdegree felonies.

Haselman said each count carries a potential term of incarceration of six to 18 months, for a total potential term of 54 months, or four years and six months in prison.

The charges to which Rettig pled guilty also require him to register as a sexually oriented offender for 20 years. During that time, he must verify the address of his residence with the county sheriff every 180 days.

A pre-sentence investigation has been ordered; a sentencing date will be set once the report is complete.

As part of the plea agreement, Haselman said the prosecutor office agreed to dismiss the fourth count of pandering sexually-oriented material plus four counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor.

In the original indictment, Haselman said on or about July 20 to Aug. 18, 2011, Rettig allegedly disseminated and-or possessed child pornography.

He remains free on bond, pending sentencing.


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