UPDATE - 'Kiddie porn' defendant downloaded material 'with sexual motivation'

Local man accused of entering home and trying to kidnap 12-year-old girl.
Cary Ashby
Oct 10, 2012

A local man caught with a "considerable amount" of child pornography and accused of trying kidnap a Willard girl is prohibited from having any association with juveniles.

Robert M. Streit, 32, of 119 Dale Ave., Apt. 9, Willard, must post a $100,000 bond before being released from the Huron County Jail.

"He spent most of his time watching child pornography," Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said at Tuesday's arraignment.

On Friday, a Huron County grand jury indicted Streit on four counts of pandering obscenity involving a minor. The felonies cover incidents from April 12, 2011 through Jan. 25 of this year.

The Willard Police Department investigation started in January or February after police received a tip from the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

ICAC officials reported "there was a lot of kiddie porn coming from a certain address," Chief Mark Holden earlier told the Reflector.

Officers used a search warrant and seized several computers from Streit's apartment. Holden said authorities found "a considerable amount of kiddie porn" on the computers while Leffler said it was the most amount of child pornography local police had ever seen.

"Streit admitted to downloading the material," Holden said.

"Without his computer around, he focused his attention on an 11-year-old Willard girl," Leffler told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

On Sept. 4, Streit "found an open door and went into the house and tried to allegedly kidnap a young girl," Holden said.

"I believe it was a little by force," the chief added.

The would-be victim managed to stall Streit by saying she needed to get her shoes. The girl, who wasn't injured, awoke her brother, who then woke up their father.

"The father called police. ... The father started chasing him down," Holden said.

Within 15 minutes, an officer found Streit a few blocks away from the family's residence.

"He never actually got (the girl) out of the apartment," Holden said. "That was a tragedy that was averted."

The indictment indicates Street reportedly "committed the offense with sexual motivation."

Streit also faces one count each of attempted kidnapping and burglary. The suspected Sept. 4 incident happened while police were waiting for a report from ICAC about the seized computers.

During Tuesday's hearing, Streit held his head at an angle to his right shoulder. He told the judge he doesn't have a hearing aid, but has had difficulty hearing for years.

"I was in field artillery," Streit said.

His trial is scheduled for Nov. 27. If convicted of all the felonies, Streit faces up to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine totaling $65,000. Convictions on the pandering charges would mean the defendant would be classified as a sex offender.

Comments

ROFLMAO

Aluminum baseball bat. 5 minutes, problem solved.

arnmcrmn

@ROFLMAO.....nahhh, just a real nice sharp knife and one swift cut....problem solved.

Kelly

Does it have to be swift?

chicken noodle

And does it have to be sharp?

Brock Lee

call lorena bobbit

cornholio

I had no idea that anyone who would download child porn would have any sort of sexual motivation. Gee, Norwalk Reflector, you teach me something new everyday.

what i really think

I mean who the hell actually downloads porn anymore?