Springfield man indicted on 61 new counts related to child sex abuse

Published: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 @ 12:38 PM

A Springfield man was indicted with 61 felony charges related to child sex misconduct.

Oliver Sanders III, 26, was indicted this week in Clark County Common Pleas Court on nine counts of rape, 38 counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor, seven counts of illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material, six counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor and one count of gross sexual imposition.

An attempt to reach Sanders’ attorney, Jeffrey Hunter, wasn’t successful.

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Sanders was previously indicted on six counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor and three counts of pandering sexually oriented matter involving a minor. Sanders had a court date Monday for the older charges, according to online court records, and a jury trial was scheduled for Sept. 23.

It is unclear how the new charges will affect the older charges. Both cases are active. Sanders is an inmate in the Clark County jail, according to jail records, and has been since April 29 when he was originally arrested.

Springfield Police Division launched their initial investigation into Sanders in early March.