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Former Ohio children’s minister facing over 200 child porn charges

DAYTON — A man who was formerly a children’s minister in Ohio is now facing more than 200 child pornography charges in Alabama.

Steve Wukmer, 66, was arrested by Rainsville Police Department on Nov. 14 on 215 preliminary charges of possession of child pornography.

Police said they began investigating after receiving a tip in early November that prompted them to search Wukmer’s home.

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Further investigation revealed that Wukmer was a former children’s minister in Ohio.

It is not known if there have been any similar instances while he lived in Ohio, police said.

Wukmer is currently in custody at Dekalb County Jail on a $6.45 million bond.