By Andy Long
WESTERVILLE - A Franklin County deputy is in jail, accused of possessing child pornography.
According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Justin D. Iddings, 30, of Westerville was being investigated based on information that he may have been sharing child pornography.
Court records indicate that Iddings was in possession of video files that depicted juveniles engaging in sexual conduct with each other.
Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force members executed a search warrant at Iddings’ Allview Road home in Westerville and seized several computers, computer equipment and several firearms.
Iddings was arrested Thursday, charged with one F-2 count of pandering obscenity involving a minor and one F-4 count of pandering obscenity involving a minor.
The Sheriff’s office says that Iddings is a deputy that works in the Franklin County Jail. He has been placed on unpaid administrative leave while the investigation continues.
In one case, court records said that one of the children involved was between seven and ten years old.
Iddings is expected to appear in court Friday morning.