Friday, October 27, 2000

Man arrested on sex charge


Fort Mitchell resident accused of using teen-age boy in video

By Joe Wessels
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        FORT MITCHELL — A 61-year-old Fort Mitchell man was in court after being arrested on a charge of acting improperly with a teen-age boy.

        It was John Whalen's adult son, Christopher Whalen, who told police about his father's alleged actions, court records showed

        Christopher Whalen said he viewed a video dated Oct. 17 which showed his father and a 14-year-old boy inside the elder Mr. Whalen's home.

        Using a search warrant, police investigated Mr. Whalen's home and found a video camera and a footlocker filled with sexually explicit material.

        Video in the camera contained what appeared to be Mr. Whalen having sexual contact with an underage boy, police said.

        Police identified the victim, then interviewed him and learned he was under 16.

        Mr. Whalen was arrested Tuesday on a warrant and charged with a class B felony, use of a minor under 16 years old in a sexual performance.

        If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison.

        The Kenton County Detention Center relased Mr. Whalen on Wednesday after he posted $1,000 of a $10,000 bond.

        “It's expected that he would be able to make bond on a charge like this,” Fort Mitchell Police Sgt. Tom Loos said. “He's a ... longtime resident of the state, and has no (previous) criminal record.”

       



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