Felon indicted on sex-related charges involving a juvenile

Felon indicted on sex-related charges involving a juvenile

A 33-year-old Jefferson Twp. man in prison was indicted this week on sex-related charges involving a juvenile.

Robert Anthony Gearing is charged with importuning involving someone younger than 16 and disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, according to a Montgomery County grand jury report released Monday.

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Gearing is incarcerated in the Lebanon Correctional Institution. At the time the case was filed against him, on Feb. 21, he was on probation following his 2012 conviction for felonious assault and kidnapping in Montgomery County, according to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction and county court records.

He is scheduled to be arraigned June 25.

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