Chillicothe man gets 8 years for sex offenses

By Frank Lewis

August 31, 2013

Frank Lewis

PDT Staff Writer

A Chillicothe man has been sentenced to eight years in prison following an investigation by Attorney General Mike DeWine’s Crimes Against Children Unit.

A Ross County Common Pleas Judge sentenced William Noble, 48, this week on five charges of Pandering Obscenity Involving a Minor and three counts of Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity Oriented Material or Performance.

“Our Crimes Against Children Unit found that he was downloading, viewing, and sharing child pornography, which means he victimized those children each and every time he looked at the images,” DeWine said. “We are grateful for the hard work of the Ross County Prosecutor’s Office to send this man to prison.”

In addition to serving time in prison, the judge designated Noble as a Tier II Sex Offender which will require him to register his address every 180 days for 25 years following his release from prison.

Agents arrested Noble in February after serving a search warrant on his North Pohlman Road home in Chillicothe. Chillicothe Police assisted in the investigation.

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