Galion man wants evidence suppressed in child porn case


By Kimberly Gasuras - [email protected]



Marcus Williams


A Galion man charged with multiple counts of sex-related crimes involving minors has filed a motion to suppress evidence in Crawford County Common Pleas Court.

Marcus Williams, 35, 615 E. Church St., filed the motion through his attorney, Rolf Whitney to suppress evidence regarding a computer seized during a raid of his residence on July 23. The motion states that a computer seized by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) has a serial number that does not match.

Williams is charged with importuning, or soliciting an underage person for sexual conduct, a fourth-degree felony; disseminating material harmful to a juvenile, a fifth-degree felony; pandering sexually oriented materials involving a minor, a fourth-degree felony; and possession of criminal tools, a computer and cell phone, a felony of the fifth degree.

Due to images of children performing sexual acts that were allegedly found on Williams’ computer, the pandering charge has a total of 80 counts attached to it.

Williams is also accused of corresponding with a law enforcement officer who was posing as a 14-year-old girl.

This is not the first time Williams has been accused of sex-related crimes involving children. He was charged with importuning and dissemination in Jackson County in 2011. He was only convicted of the dissemination charge which did not require him to register as a sex offender.

Investigators do not believe that any local juveniles were involved in the crimes Williams is accused of currently.

Judge Sean Leuthold ordered all motions to suppress evidence to be filed by Feb. 15 at which time a hearing will be scheduled.

Williams remains in the Crawford County Justice Center under a $2 million bond.

Marcus Williams
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By Kimberly Gasuras

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